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Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values

Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore

  • Robert J. Stainton
  • Christopher Viger
  • New papers by top scholars

  • Topic is absolutely central to contemporary philosophy of language

  • Celebrates the work of renowned philosopher of language Ernie Lepore


Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Compositionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sarah-Jane Leslie
      Pages 3-30
    3. Daniel Blair
      Pages 31-58
  3. Context and “What Is Said”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Sanford C. Goldberg
      Pages 61-78
    3. Lenny Clapp
      Pages 79-103
    4. David Hunter
      Pages 105-128
  4. Semantic Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Josh Dever
      Pages 147-191
    3. Michael Glanzberg
      Pages 193-220
    4. James Higginbotham
      Pages 221-235
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book


Are natural languages genuinely compositional? What roles does context play in linguistic communication, and by what means? In particular, does context interfere with the compositional determination of truth conditions? What meanings should theorists assign to sentences if compositionality is to be retained? These are the central questions of this important volume of new philosophical essays in honour of Ernie Lepore.


Formal semantics Pragmatics communication language philosophy of language semantic

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Stainton
    • 1
  • Christopher Viger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Western Ontario Talbot CollegeLondon OntarioCanada

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