Vagueness and Language Use

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ISBN-13:
9780230238619
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.2011
Seiten:
319
Autor:
P. Egre
Gewicht:
612 g
Format:
218x140x28 mm
Serie:
Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Linguists and philosophers present new work on vagueness focusing on words and constructions that regulate the vagueness of others and what these can reveal about the phenomenon of vague language
Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: P.Égré & N.Klinedinst PART I: MEASUREMENT AND COMPARISON Vagueness and Scales; S.Fults Implicit and Explicit Comparatives; R.van Rooij Vagueness and Comparison; C.Kennedy The Inhabitants of Vagueness Models; G.Sassoon PART II: APPROXIMATORS AND INTENSIFIERS Two Types of Vagueness; U.Sauerland & P.Stateva Degree Modifiers and Monotonicity; R.Nouwen Clarity as Objectivized Belief; A.Cohen & L.Wolf Reasoning about Public Evidence; C.Barker PART III: THE SORITES PARADOX Supervaluationism and Fara's Argument concerning Higher-Order Vagueness; P.Cobreros Truth in a Region; D.Fara Vagueness and Practical Interest; P.Sweeney & E.Zardini Vagueness and Domain Restriction; P.Pagin Index
This volume brings together twelve papers by linguists and philosophers contributing novel empirical and formal considerations to theorizing about vagueness. Three main issues are addressed: gradable expressions and comparison, the semantics of degree adverbs and intensifiers (such as 'clearly'), and ways of evading the sorites paradox.

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