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Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition

Vagueness and Language Use

Editors: Égré, P., Klinedinst, N. (Eds.)

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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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CHRIS BARKER is Professor, Department of Linguistics, New York University, USA PABLO COBREROS teaches Logic and Philosophy of Science at The University of Navarra, Spain ARIEL COHEN is Senior Lecturer of Linguistics, Ben Gurion University, Israel DELIA GRAFF FARA is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University, USA SCOTT FULTS University of Maryland, USA CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY is Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, USA RICK NOUWEN is Senior Research Fellow, Utrecht Institute for Linguistics, The Netherlands PETER PAGIN Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Sweden GALIT W. SASSOON Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ULI SAUERLAND is Research Team Leader at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) Berlin, Germany PENKA STATEVA is Associate Professor of Linguistics University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia PAULA SWEENEY is Research and Operations Officer, Department of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK ROBERT VAN ROOIJ Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands LAVI WOLF Department of Foreign Literature, Ben Gurion University, Israel ELIA ZARDINI is Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vagueness and Language Use
Editors
  • P. Égré
  • N. Klinedinst
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29931-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230299313
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23861-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31574-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 319
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