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Book: The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics

Chapter: Linguistic semantics and pragmatics from earliest times

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29469


Topics include: Overview; Names; Signs and symbols, signification, ideas or concepts, and what in the world is referred to; From lexicography to lexical semantics; Semantics within syntactic structures: the work of Jerrold J. Katz; Alternatives to Katzian semantics; The importance of truth conditions; The development of formal semantics; Anaphora; Contextual considerations and the rise of pragmatics; A summary history of semantics and pragmatics

Chapter Contributors

  • Keith Allan ( - book-auth-84) 'Monash University'