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Published: 26 March 2020

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198851134

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Linguistic Pragmatism and Weather Reporting

John Collins

  • A comprehensive articulation of the doctrine of linguistic pragmatism
  • Examines the relative sparseness of what language alone can provide to semantic interpretation
  • Offers an original defence of linguistic pragmatism—through a novel examination of weather reporting
  • Provides a full and engaging analysis of the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of weather reports
  • Discusses such related phenomena as colour predication, quantifier domain restriction, and object deletion

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