Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, 1st Edition

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, 1st Edition,Alex Barber,Robert Stainton,ISBN9780080965000

Barber   &   Stainton   

Elsevier Science




Comprehensive and authoritative, this reference volume systematically evaluates the philosophical study of language in 175 expertly written articles.

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* 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


The application of philosophy to language study, and language study to philosophy, has experienced demonstrable intellectual growth and diversification in recent decades. This work 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 2nd 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.


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

Alex Barber

Affiliations and Expertise

Open University, UK

Robert Stainton

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Ontario, Canada

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