Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of LanguageEdited by
- P. Lamarque
For institutional libraries in philosophy and linguistics, and those specialising in philosophy of language, linguistics, cognitive science and psychology.
Published: December 1997
A handy trove of information on the subject...a reference whose availability on the shelf is the next best thing to access to the full-fledged encyclopedia from which this thematic selection is drawn.
Dr Ephraim Nissan, University of Greenwich, Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly
Students and teachers of philosophy will greatly benefit from the spinoff from the massive Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Peter Lamarque has assembled an impressive team of contributors who cover all the main topics...The Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language will serve as a valuable and extremely convenient guide.
David E. Cooper, Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham, UK,
The contents of Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language will already be familiar to many as being the philosophy of language entries to Pergamon's hugely impressive Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Asher 1994). It is possible to find just about whatever you want in either, or better, both of these resources.
Ken Turner, Journal of Literary Semantics,
Philosophy of language and analytical philosophy have been joining forces in the search for foundational insights in the structure and properties of language since at least three decades. Lately, the increasing popularity of a logical methodology in linguistics has added a distinctly empirical touch to this search. The present volume acknowledges this convergence of interests from such a variety of disciplines and aims at bringing together the vast array of concerns that spring from this trend into a single source.... considering the substantial overlap between work done by philosophers of language and the theoretical as well as the more empirically oriented research in linguistics in general, the editor has decided to broaden the scope of his philosophical overview even more radically and have articles address a particularly wide range of topics.... All of the articles have been written (and often modified and updated) by well-qualified authors, frequently preeminent authorities in the fields they describe.
Frank Brisard, Pragmatics - Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association
...handy addition to the shelf of the philosopher of language, especially one who needs such epitomes to support the teaching curriculum in the discipline.... The big merit of Lamarque's encyclopedia is in the wide array of the entries, which are fairly readable, and more often than not, also usefully terse...Lamarque's chunks being fairly convenient to chew and digest. Not that there are no long, complex entries. Over-simplification is avoided, and so is pride-driven complicated exposition, a possible sin and snare that the authors of the entries have likewise avoided.... provides a handy trove of information on the subject in its title, and beyond. Lamarque's volume a reference whose availability on the shelf is the next best thing to access to the full-fledged encyclopedia from which this thematic section is drawn.
Ephraim Nissan, University of Greenwich, UK, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly
[This] useful volume ... makes it obvious just how much linguistic research has been done during the past three or four decades. Linguists of all ages - those who remember the developments chronicled and those who don't - will enjoy browsing through [this volume] and filling gaps in their knowledge.
Michael A. Covington, University of Georgia, Language
The list of contributors is impressive. ... There are some particularly good entries, as would be expected from such eminent contributors ... the encyclopedia as a whole does act as a helpful guide through sometimes unfamiliar territory ... could well be useful for psychologists, or biologists who are feeling interdisciplinary ... topics, concepts and questions about 'language' or 'meaning' in some or other sense have different approaches and it is worth being aware of the different perspectives and useful to have them collected together.
Milena Nuti, University College, London, Lingua