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Descriptions and Beyond

edited by Marga Reimer and Anne Bezuidenhout
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0199270511 (acid-free), 019927052X (pbk.)
Contents
  • I. INCOMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS
  • Descriptions and situations / François Recanati
  • An abuse of context in semantics: the case of incomplete definite descriptions / Ernie Lepore
  • This, that, and the other / Stephen Neale
  • II. THE REFERENTIAL-ATTRIBUTIVE DISTINCTION
  • Descriptions: points of reference / Kent Bach
  • Good, the bad, and the ugly / Nathan Salmon
  • Descriptive indexicals and indexical descriptions / Geoffrey Nunberg
  • Case for referential descriptions / Michael Devitt
  • III. PRESUPPOSITION AND TRUTH-VALUE GAPS
  • Would you believe it? The king of France in back! (presuppositions and truth-value intuitions) / Kai von Fintel
  • Descriptions, linguistic topic/comment, and negative existentials / Jay Atlas
  • IV. REPRESENTATION OF DEFINTES AND INDEFINITES IN SEMANTIC THEORY
  • Referring descriptions / R.M. Sainsbury
  • Proper form of semantics / Joseph Almog
  • On a unitary semantical analysis for definite and indefinite descriptions / Peter Ludlow, Gabriel Segal
  • V. ANAPHORIC PRONOUNS AND DESCRIPTIONS, INDEFINITES, AND DYNAMIC SEMANTICS/SYNTAX
  • Indefinites and anaphoric dependence: a case for dynamic semantics/syntax
  • Indefinites and anaphoric dependence: a case for dynamic semantics or pragmatics? / Richard Breheny
  • Grounding dynamic semantics / Paul Dekker
  • Pronouns as definites / Craige Roberts
  • Dynamic definite descriptions, implicit arguments, and familiarity / Alice G.B. ter Meulen
  • Indefinites and scope choice / Ruth Kempson, Wilfried Meyer-Viol
  • VI. NAMES AND DESCRIPTIONS
  • Descriptive descriptive names / Robin Jeshion
  • Descriptively introduced names / Marga Reimer.
Description
xi, 655 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [630]-650) and index.
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