Linguistic Meaning: Volume 1-2

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Abstract

Dr Keith Allan presents a coherent, consistent and comprehensive account of linguistic meaning, centred around an informally presented theory of meaning. It is intended for graduate and undergraduate students of linguistics, or any linguist curious about what a theory of meaning should seek to accomplish and the way to achieve that aim.

The work assumes that the primary task of a theory of linguistic meaning is to describe the meaning of speech acts. This in turn presupposes a theory of semantics and a theory of prosodic meaning, as well as a proper treatment of the co-operative principle, context and background information. These matters are dealt with in detail. The second task of a theory of linguistic meaning is to identify what meaning is, to explain the relationships between sense and denotation, and to explicate the nature of meaningful properties and meaning relations. These matters are fully covered, and the work concludes with a summary of the principle arguments presented.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages348
Volume8
ISBN (Electronic)9780203079027
ISBN (Print)9780415644389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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NameRoutledge Library Editions: Linguistics
PublisherRoutledge
Volume8

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Allan, K. (2014). Linguistic Meaning: Volume 1-2. (Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics; Vol. 8). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315880297
Allan, Keith. / Linguistic Meaning : Volume 1-2. Abingdon Oxon UK : Routledge, 2014. 348 p. (Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics).
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