Concepts of Meaning

Framing an Integrated Theory of Linguistic Behavior

  • Gerhard Preyer
  • Georg Peter
  • Maria Ulkan

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Speaker Meaning, Communication, and Intentions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Ulkan
      Pages 3-20
    3. Louise Röska-Hardy
      Pages 21-37
    4. Reinaldo Elugardo
      Pages 61-97
    5. Dirk Hartmann
      Pages 113-130
  3. Truth, Semantic Content, and Externalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Kirk Ludwig
      Pages 133-181
    3. Herman Cappelen, Ernie Lepore
      Pages 183-198
    4. Richard N. Manning
      Pages 199-221
    5. David Simpson
      Pages 251-266
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 267-278

About this book


Concepts of Meaning includes contributions from well-known philosophers of language and semanticists. It is a useful collection for students in philosophy of language, semantics and epistemology. This work discusses new research in semantics, theory of truth, philosophy of language and theory of communication from a trans-disciplinary perspective.
An integrated theory of linguistic behavior should provide a framework to make behavior intelligible. This work addresses issues such as sentence meaning, utterance meaning, speaker's intention and reference, linguistic context, circumstances and background theories. Readers will learn that interpretation is a result of a complex pattern.


communication epistemology knowledge language philosophy of language semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Preyer
    • 1
  • Georg Peter
    • 2
  • Maria Ulkan
    • 3
  1. 1.FB: Gesellschafts- wissenschaften, Projekt: ProtosociologyJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Projekt: ProtosociologyJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversityHaigerGermany
  3. 3.RegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6300-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0197-6
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