The Semantics-Pragmatics Controversy

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Currently, there is a great number of approaches to the semantics-pragmatics distinction on the market. This book is unique in that it offers a comprehensive overview, comparison and critical evaluation of these approaches. Taking as a starting point the notorious difficulty of differentiating so-called literal from non-literal (or figurative) meaning, it covers a wide range of the key current topics in semantics and pragmatics, e.g., the saying/meaning distinction, minimalism vs. contextualism, unarticulated constituents, ...

The Semantics-Pragmatics Controversy 2014, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9783110333374

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