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Language Turned on ItselfThe Semantics and Pragmatics of Metalinguistic Discourse$
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Herman Cappelen and Ernest Lepore

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231195.001.0001

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Language Turned on Itself
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Herman Cappelen (Contributor Webpage)

Ernie Lepore (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231195.003.0001

This chapter discusses reasons why the practice of quotation is of central significance to the philosophy of language and to philosophy more generally. It argues that quotation is an important but neglected philosophical topic. The chapter sketches seven topics that can be illuminated significantly by understanding quotation, and together constitute a strong prima facie case for its philosophical significance. These are: understanding metalinguistic discourse, opacity, the language-world connection, what is said, compositionality, the semantics-pragmatics divide; and indexicality, context sensitivity, and monsters.

Keywords:   quotation, language, philosophy of language, meta-linguistic discourse

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