LP-1997-02: On Denoting Descriptions

LP-1997-02: Dekker, Paul (1997) On Denoting Descriptions. [Report]

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On Denoting Descriptions Paul Dekker ILLC / UVA, Department of Philosophy In this paper we apply the notion of information employed in systems of dynamic semantics in an analysis of the referential interpretation of definite descriptions, and the specific interpretation of indefinite ones. We combine a Russellian treatment of these descriptions with a dynamic semantic notion of a discourse referent, and this allows pragmatically available information to combine with the semantics of these phrases to yield a referential or specific reading.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: LP-1997-02
Series Name: Logic, Philosophy and Linguistics (LP)
Year: 1997
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:40
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:40
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1252

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