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ABSTRACT. This paper wants to be a contribution, mainly of philosophical character, to a new current of thought and research in semantics that have been defined the "dynamic turn" in the study of meaning (cf. Peregrin, 2003). The central point of this approach to meaning is that there is not such a thing like a precise literal meaning of a word or expression, but meaning is something that gradually evolves from the dynamic processes of communication. This dynamic character is not some kind of secondary aspect of meaning, but it is instead a fundamental feature and we believe that it should receive more consideration into philosophical theories on meaning. What we are going to do is to stress the importance of this dynamic character and to make few steps towards a philosophical approach to meaning more focused on processes that shape meaning, instead of focusing on definitory issues.

 

Written by CLAUDIA ARRIGHI
 
 
Written by ROBERTA FERRARIO
 
 

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