Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080965000, 9780080965017

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics

1st Edition

Editors: Alex Barber Robert Stainton
eBook ISBN: 9780080965017
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080965000
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 23rd October 2009
Page Count: 836
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The application of philosophy to language study, and language study to philosophy, has experienced demonstrable intellectual growth and diversification in recent decades. Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics comprehensively analyzes and evaluates many of the most interesting facets of this vibrant field. 

An edited collection of articles taken from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, this volume acts as a single-stop desk reference resource for the field, comprising contributions from the foremost scholars of philosophy of linguistics in their various interdisciplinary specializations.

From Plato's Cratylus to Semantic and Epistemic Holism, this fascinating work authoritatively unpacks the diverse and multi-layered concepts of meaning, expression, identity, truth, and countless other themes and subjects straddling the linguistic-philosophical meridian, in 175 articles and over 900 pages.

Key Features

  • Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context
  • Approximately 175 articles by leaders in the field
  • Compact and affordable single-volume format


Relevant to any department, institute or individual interested in the philosophical aspects of language.


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About the Editors

Alex Barber Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Open University, UK

Robert Stainton Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Ontario, Canada