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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