Fragmentos de Cultura 28 (n.2):258-270 (2018)

Kênio Estrela
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PhD)
In this paper I present a version of meaning holism proposed by Henry Jackman (1999a, 1999b, 2005 and 2015) entitled "moderate holism". I will argue that this moderate version of holism, in addition to responding to much of the criticism attributed to traditional semantic holism (such as translation, disagreement, change of mind and communication), is also extremely useful to explain the occurrence of several, such as vagueness and polysemy.
Keywords meaning holism  moderate holism  linguistic phenomena
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