Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 38, number 112, abril 2006
The Automatic and the Incomplete. Remarks on Recanati’s Literal Meaning
[Lo automático y lo incompleto. Comentarios a Literal Meaning de Recanati]
Stefano Predelli
Department of Philosophy
University of Nottingham

Abstract: In this essay, I focus on Recanati’s treatment of ‘What is said’ in his book Literal Meaning. I discuss Recanati’s conception of Minimalism, his views on propositional completeness, and his understanding of the processes governing the semantic interpretation of meaning-controlled contextuality. In the final sections, I draw some conclusions pertaining to Recanati’s assessment of the interface between pragmatic and semantic processes.
Keywords: ‘what is said’, indexicality, semantics, pragmatics

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