Maite Ezcurdia is Research Fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Robert J. Stainton is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.
"A highly useful collection containing many influential papers, including a number of classic pieces. It is a natural choice for survey courses in semantics and pragmatics." -- Scott Soames, Distinguished Professor; Director, USC School of Philosophy
"A wide-ranging collection of must-read articles on philosophical topics pertaining to, revolving around, or just straddling the line between semantics and pragmatics." -- Kent Bach, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
"Ezcurdia and Stainton provide an elegant overview of the different ways to understand the distinction between semantics and pragmatics, and the main attempts to locate the boundary between them. They have selected the definitive papers that bring into focus the significance of finding this boundary, and its implications for the study of metaphor, for the relation between thought and language, and for contemporary discussions of contextualism and relativism. This anthology is an ideal text for any course in philosophy, linguistics, or cognitive science that is aimed at introducing undergraduate or graduate students to the potential scope and limits of systematic semantic theorizing." -- Susanna Siegel, Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University