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1 Meaning in linguistics

From the book Semantics - Foundations, History and Methods

  • Claudia Maienborn , Klaus von Heusinger and Paul Portner


The article provides an introduction to the study of meaning in modern semantics. Major tenets, tools, and goals of semantic theorizing are illustrated by discussing typical approaches to three central characteristics of natural language meaning: truth conditions, compositionality, and context and discourse.

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