Descriptions and Beyond

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199270514
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 668
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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University of Arizona

University of South Carolina

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Table of Contents

1 Descriptions and situations 15
2 An abuse of context in semantics : the case of incomplete definite descriptions 41
3 This, that, and the other 68
4 Descriptions : points of reference 189
5 The good, the bad, and the ugly 230
6 Descriptive indexicals and indexical descriptions 261
7 The case of referential descriptions 280
8 Would you believe it? : the King of France is back! 315
9 Descriptions, linguistic topic/comment, and negative existentials 342
10 Referring descriptions 369
11 The proper form of semantics 390
12 On a unitary semantical analysis for definite and indefinite descriptions 420
13 Indefinites and anaphoric dependence : a case of dynamic semantics or pragmatics? 455
14 Grounding dynamic semantics 484
15 Pronouns as definites 503
16 Dynamic definite descriptions, implicit arguments, and familiarity 544
17 Indefinites and scope choice 558
18 Descriptive descriptive names 591
19 Descriptively introduced names 613
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