Descriptions and Beyond

Descriptions and Beyond

by Marga Reimer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199270511

ISBN-13: 9780199270514

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Marga Reimer and Anne Bezuidenhout present a collection of brand-new essays on important topics at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. Written by a stellar line-up of contributors drawn from both disciplines, the papers will likewise attract a wide readership of professionals and students from either side.  See more details below

Overview

Marga Reimer and Anne Bezuidenhout present a collection of brand-new essays on important topics at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. Written by a stellar line-up of contributors drawn from both disciplines, the papers will likewise attract a wide readership of professionals and students from either side.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199270514
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Incomplete Descriptions
1. Descriptions and Situations, Francois Recanati
2. An Abuse of Context in Semantics: The Case of Incomplete Definite Descriptions, Ernie Lepore
3. This, That, and the Other, Stephen Neale
Part II: The Referential/Attributive Distinction
4. Descriptions: Points of Reference, Kent Bach
5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Nathan Salmon
6. Descriptive Indexicals and Indexical Descriptions, Geoffrey Nunberg
7. The Case for Referential Descriptions, Michael Devitt
Part III: Presupposition and Truth-Value Gaps
8. Would you Believe It? The King of France is Back! (Presuppositions and Truth-Value Intuitions), Kai von Fintel
9. Descriptions, Linguistic Topic/Comment and Negative Existentials, Jay Atlas
Part IV: Representation of Definites and Indefinites in Semantic Theory
10. Referring Descriptions, Mark Sainsbury
11. The Vernacular and the Omniscient Observer of History, Joseph Almog
12. On a Unitary Analysis for Definite and Indefinite Descriptions, Peter Ludlow and Gabriel Segal
Part V: Anaphoric Pronouns and Descriptions, Indefinites and Dynamic Semantics/Syntax
13. Indefinites and Anaphoric Independence: A Case for Dynamic Semantics and Pragmatics?, Richard Breheny
14. Grounding Dynamic Semantics, Paul Dekker
15. Pronouns as Definites, Craige Roberts
16. Anaphoric Definite Descriptions, Alice ter Meulen
17. Indefinites and Scope Choice, Ruth Kempson & Wilfried Meyer-Viol
Part VI: Names and Descriptions
18. Descriptive Descriptive Names, Robin Jeshion
19. Descriptively Introduced Names, Marga Reimer
References
Index

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