With chapters written by leading international scholars in the field, this is an authoritative reference guide for researchers working in the Philosophy of Language today. "The Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Language" offers the definitive guide to contemporary philosophy of language. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of language - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Ten specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to the nature of language, form semantics, theories of meaning, reference, intensional contexts, context-dependence, pragmatics, the normativity of language, analyticity, a priority and modality.
Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in the philosophy of language. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.
Max Kolbel is ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Manuel Garcia-Carpintero is ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
How to Use This Book; 1. Introduction: the History of the Philosophy of Language Manuel Garcia-Carpintero; 2. A to Z of Key Terms and Concepts; 3. Current Research and Issues; i. Nature of Language James Higginbotham; ii. Formal Semantics Josh Dever; iii. Theories of Meaning and Truth Conditions Kathrin Gluer; iv. Reference Genoveva Marti; v. Intensional Contexts Michael Nelson; vi. Context-Dependence Kent Bach; vii. Pragmatics Francois Recanati; viii. Normativity of Language Jose Zalabardo; ix. Analyticity, A priority, Modality Albert Casullo; 4. New Directions Max Kolbel; 5. Research Methods and Problems Jason Stanley; Resources; Annotated Bibliography; Index.