CFP: On "Context and Coherence"

Guest editor:
Maria Matuszkiewicz (University of Warsaw)

Deadline for submissions:
the 31st of December 2023


The special issue of Studia Semiotyczne is meant to collect papers offering a development and critical discussion of the ideas presented in Una Stojnić’s "Context and Coherence: The Logic and Grammar of Prominence" (Oxford University Press, 2021). Papers should be written in English and prepared for blind review.

Una Stojnić’ "Context and Coherence" (2021) offers a novel account of the interaction between context and content, which applies not only to demonstratives and modals (the book’s main focus) but to all context-sensitive expressions. Drawing on linguistic studies of linguistic conventions (such as discourse coherence relations, prosody, and others), Stojnić argues that the meaning of context-sensitive expressions is determined by grammar, contrary to a standard view. The linguistic account of context developed in the book resolves puzzles that motivate relativist semantics, thus questioning the rationale for postulating non-propositional contents. We invite submissions on various topics in dialogue with the views developed in "Context and Coherence".

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All submitted papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.