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  1. B. Abbott & L. Hauser, Realism, Model Theory, and Linguistic Semantics.
    George Lakoff (in his book Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things(1987) and the paper "Cognitive semantics" (1988)) champions some radical foundational views. Strikingly, Lakoff opposes realism as a metaphysical position, favoring instead some supposedly mild form of idealism such as that recently espoused by Hilary Putnam, going under the name "internal realism." For what he takes to be connected reasons, Lakoff also rejects truth conditional model-theoretic semantics for natural language. This paper examines an argument, given by Lakoff, against realism and MTS. (...)
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  2. Jonas Åkerman (2009). Perspectival Thought: A Plea for Moderate Relativism. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 62 (4).
  3. Nicholas M. Asher & Daniel Bonevac (1985). How Extension Al is Extensional Perception? Linguistics and Philosophy 8 (2):203 - 228.
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  4. Jody Azzouni (2013). Inconsistency in Natural Languages. Synthese 190 (15):3175-3184.
    An argument for Trivialism, the view that natural languages are logically inconsistent, is provided that does not rely on contentious empirical assumptions about natural language terms such as “and” or “or.” Further, the view is defended against an important objection recently mounted against it by Thomas Hofweber.
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  5. Emmon Bach & Wynn Chao (2012). The Metaphysics of Natural Language (S). In Ruth M. Kempson, Tim Fernando & Nicholas Asher (eds.), Philosophy of Linguistics. North Holland 175.
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  6. K. Jon Barwise & Richmond H. Thomason (1988). Logic and Linguistics Meeting, Stanford, 1987. Journal of Symbolic Logic 53 (4):1275-1282.
  7. Pavel Baryshnikov (2012). Information, meaning and sense Iin the linguistic process of consciousness. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI FILOSOFIA DEL LINGUAGGIO.
    In this article the linguistic processes of consciousness are discussed at the informational and semantic levels. The key question is devoted to the distinction between the information, meaning and sense in the physical, logico-semantic and historic levels of brain and consciousness. The principal point runs that the human linguistic process of sense producing takes the variety and indistinctness in the cultural presupposition. The modern theories of philosophy of mind relying on the theories of Soviet psychological school propose some new solutions (...)
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  8. Christian Bassac (2010). Philosophy, Linguistics and Semantic Interpretation. In Piotr Stalmaszczyk (ed.), Philosophy of Language and Linguistics. Ontos Verlag 17.
  9. Delia Belleri (2014). Why Semantic Unspecificity is Not Indexicality. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 10 (1):56-69.
    In this paper, I address the idea that certain sentences suffer from what is generally called semantic unspecificity: their meaning is determinate, but their truth conditions are not. While there tends to be agreement on the idea that semantic unspecificity differs from phenomena such as ambiguity and vagueness, some theorists have defended an account which traces it to indexicality, broadly construed. Some authors have tried to vindicate the distinction between unspecificity and indexicality and, in this paper, I pursue the same (...)
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  10. Emma Borg (2009). Must a Semantic Minimalist Be a Semantic Internalist? Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):31-51.
    I aim to show that a semantic minimalist need not also be a semantic internalist. §I introduces minimalism and internalism and argues that there is a prima facie case for a minimalist being an internalist. §II sketches some positive arguments for internalism which, if successful, show that a minimalist must be an internalist. §III goes on to reject these arguments and contends that the prima facie case for uniting minimalism and internalism is also not compelling. §IV returns to an objection (...)
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  11. David Braun (2000). Review of Devitt 1996. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60:489-92.
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  12. Sylvain Bromberger (1993). On What We Know We Don't Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them. University of Chicago Press.
    In this collection of essays, Bromberger explores the centrality of questions and predicaments they create in scientific research. He discusses the nature of explanation, theory, and the foundations of linguistics.
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  13. Sebastian Bücking & Deutsches Seminar (2009). Modifying Event Nominals: Syntactic Surface Meets Semantic Transparency. In Arndt Riester & Torgrim Solstad (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung 13. 93.
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  14. M. Byrd (1975). On incoherent quantification in languages without constants. Logique Et Analyse 18 (69):155.
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  15. Barbora Geistova Cakovska (2011). Problem Identity of Linguistic Expressions and Synonymy Relations in Terms of Logical, Linguistic and Pragmatic Semantics. Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 18:115-125.
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  16. T. Price Caldwell (2000). The Molecular Sememe: A Model for Literary Interpretation. Meisei Review 15:155-162.
    In this paper I propose to describe, in brief, a semiotic paradigm which results from the redefinition of the linguistic sign as a molecular sememe. Borrowing a tactic from Wittgenstein, I wish to use the game of chess as an analogy for the sake of describing what a molecular sememe is. Then I hope to use it further to sketch several implications of this semiotic paradigm for literary criticism and critical theory.
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  17. Rudolf Carnap (1959). B. Semantics. In Introduction to Semantics and Formalization of Logic. Harvard University Press 22-55.
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  18. Roberto Casati & Achille C. Varzi (2000). All the Things You Are. In Gabriele Usberti (ed.), Modi dell’oggettività. Bompiani 77–85.
    An imaginary dialogue between Andrea Bonomi and Gonzalo Pirobutirro (the main character of Gadda’s novel La cognizione del dolore) aiming to challenge Bonomi’s tenet that a work of fiction defines a domain of objects which is closed with respect to the actual world.
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  19. D. E. Cooper (1988). Kittay, E. F., "Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure". [REVIEW] Mind 97:479.
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  20. Ed Cormany, Satoshi Ito & David Lutz (eds.) (2011). Proceedings From Semantics and Linguistic Theory (Salt) Xix (2009). Clc Publications.
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  21. A. L. Cothey (1977). Knowledge and Understanding Some Problems Concerning the Semantics of Natural Language.
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  22. Florian Cova, Emmanuel Dupoux & Pierre Jacob (2010). Moral Evaluation Shapes Linguistic Reports of Others' Psychological States, Not Theory-of-Mind Judgments. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):334-335.
    We use psychological concepts (e.g., intention and desire) when we ascribe psychological states to others for purposes of describing, explaining, and predicting their actions. Does the evidence reported by Knobe show, as he thinks, that moral evaluation shapes our mastery of psychological concepts? We argue that the evidence so far shows instead that moral evaluation shapes the way we report, not the way we think about, others' psychological states.
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  23. H. W. Cowles & A. Garnham (2011). The Role of Focus, Semantic Overlap and Discourse Function in Noun-Phrase Anaphor Resolution. In Edward Gibson & Neal J. Pearlmutter (eds.), The Processing and Acquisition of Reference. The MIT Press
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  24. Chris Cummins & Napoleon Katsos (2012). Modelling Context Within a Constraint-Based Account of Quantifier Usage. In Rita Finkbeiner, Jörg Meibauer & Petra Schumacher (eds.), What is a Context?: Linguistic Approaches and Challenges. John Benjamins Pub. Co. 196--229.
  25. Newton da Costa, Otávio Bueno & Jean-Yves Béziau (1995). What is Semantics? A Brief Note on a Huge Question. Sorites 3:43-47.
    After mentioning the cogent connection between pure semantics and the particular set theoretical framework in which it is formulated, some issues regarding the conceptual status of semantics itself, as well as its relationship to logic, are concisely raised.
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  26. Helen De Cruz (2009). Is Linguistic Determinism an Empirically Testable Hypothesis? Logique Et Analyse 208 (208):327-341.
  27. Tullio De Mauro (1969). Une Introduction À la Sémantique. Payot.
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  28. Tanya De Villiers (2007). Why Peirce Matters : The Symbol in Deacon’s Symbolic Species. Language Sciences 29 (1):88-101.
    In ‘‘Why brains matter: an integrational perspective on The Symbolic Species’’ Cowley (2002) [Language Sciences 24, 73–95] suggests that Deacon pictures brains as being able to process words qua tokens, which he identifies as the theory’s Achilles’ heel. He goes on to argue that Deacon’s thesis on the co-evolution of language and mind would benefit from an integrational approach. This paper argues that Cowley’s criticism relies on an invalid understanding of Deacon’s use the concept of ‘‘symbolic reference’’, which he appropriates (...)
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  29. J. Dickins (1998). Extended Axiomatic Linguistics. Mouton De Gruyter.
    This volume presents the semiotic and linguistic theory of extended axiomatic functionalism, focusing on its application to linguistic description.
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  30. John Dilworth (2010). More on the Interactive Indexing Semantic Theory. Minds and Machines 20 (3):455-474.
    This article further explains and develops a recent, comprehensive semantic naturalization theory, namely the interactive indexing (II) theory as described in my 2008 Minds and Machines article Semantic Naturalization via Interactive Perceptual Causality (Vol. 18, pp. 527–546). Folk views postulate a concrete intentional relation between cognitive states and the worldly states they are about. The II theory eliminates any such concrete intentionality, replacing it with purely causal relations based on the interactive theory of perception. But intentionality is preserved via purely (...)
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  31. Stefana Dimitrova (1992). Linguistic Relativity and Semantic Research. In Maksim Stamenov (ed.), Current Advances in Semantic Theory. J. Benjamins Pub. Co. 73--205.
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  32. Shira Elqayam (2005). Mental Models, Model-Theoretic Semantics, and the Psychosemantic Conception of Truth. Philosophia Scientiae 9 (2):259-278.
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  33. Josep Macia Fabrega (1997). Natural Language and Formal Languages. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    This thesis consists of three papers on the semantics of natural language and formal languages. Chapter one discusses how the possible interpretation of the noun phrases in a sentence is affected by the syntactic structure of the sentence. In particular, we focus on the phenomena related to principles and of binding theory. We can explain all these phenomena, including the counterexamples that have been offered against standard binding theory, by viewing the binding principles as semantic principles that constrain the relation (...)
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  34. Kerstin Fischer (2010). Accounting for the Role of Situation in Language Use in a Cognitive Semantic Representation of Sentence Mood. In Dylan Glynn & Kerstin Fischer (eds.), Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Semantics: Corpus-Driven Approaches. De Gruyter Mouton 46--179.
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  35. Roger Gallie (1977). My Last Utterance. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 78:19 - 29.
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  36. Christopher Gauker (2003). Words Without Meaning. MIT Press.
    A critique of, and alternative to, the received view of linguistic communication.
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  37. Oana Gherman (2009). Brentano: Immanent Realism and the Structure of Intentional Reference. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 8:188-192.
    Smith maintains that Brentano conceives his own theory of substance as a refined and perfected version of the Aristotelian theory. According to Mulligan and Smith, Brentano argues that a range of different habits and training are necessary preconditions of noticing. McDonnell observes that, for Brentano, our consciousness contains a structural unity of its own. Zahavi emphasizes that, according to Brentano, all mental states are characterized by their intentional directedness, they are all conscious of objects. Albertazzi points out that Brentano’s doctrine (...)
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  38. H. Greene (ed.) (forthcoming). Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas. GLSA.
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  39. Steven Gross (2015). Descriptive Semantic Externalism. In Nick Riemer (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Semantics. 13-29.
  40. Steven Gross (2007). Reply to Jackendoff. The Linguistic Review 24 (4):423-429.
    In this note, I clarify the point of my paper “The Nature of Semantics: On Jackendoff’s Arguments” (NS) in light of Ray Jackendoff’s comments in his “Linguistics in Cognitive Science: The State of the Art.” Along the way, I amplify my remarks on unification.
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  41. Larry Hauser, Realism, Model Theory, and Linguistic Semantics.
    George Lakoff (in his book Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things (1987) and the paper "Cognitive semantics" (1988)) champions some radical foundational views. Strikingly, Lakoff opposes realism as a metaphysical position, favoring instead some supposedly mild form of idealism such as that recently espoused by Hilary Putnam, going under the name internal realism." For what he takes to be connected reasons, Lakoff also rejects truth conditional model-theoretic semantics for natural language.
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  42. Larry Allen Hickman (1971). Logical Second Intentions: Late Scholastic Theories of Higher Level Predicates. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin
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  43. María Azucena Penas Ibáñez (1994). Relations Between Semantics and Syntax in Literary Language. In Carlos Inchaurralde (ed.), Perspectives on Semantics and Specialised Languages. Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Universidad de Zaragoza
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  44. Karolina Krzyżanowska, Sylvia Wenmackers & Igor Douven (2014). Rethinking Gibbard's Riverboat Argument. Studia Logica 102 (4):771-792.
    According to the Principle of Conditional Non-Contradiction (CNC), conditionals of the form “If p, q” and “If p, not q” cannot both be true, unless p is inconsistent. This principle is widely regarded as an adequacy constraint on any semantics that attributes truth conditions to conditionals. Gibbard has presented an example of a pair of conditionals that, in the context he describes, appear to violate CNC. He concluded from this that conditionals lack truth conditions. We argue that this conclusion is (...)
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  45. John-Michael Kuczynski (2007). Conceptual Atomism and the Computational Theory of Mind: A Defense of Content-Internalism and Semantic Externalism. John Benjamins & Co.
    Contemporary philosophy and theoretical psychology are dominated by an acceptance of content-externalism: the view that the contents of one's mental states are constitutively, as opposed to causally, dependent on facts about the external world. In the present work, it is shown that content-externalism involves a failure to distinguish between semantics and pre-semantics---between, on the one hand, the literal meanings of expressions and, on the other hand, the information that one must exploit in order to ascertain their literal meanings. It is (...)
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  46. David Liebesman (2016). Does Vagueness Underlie the Mass/Count Distinction? Synthese 193 (1):185-203.
    Does vagueness underlie the mass/count distinction? My answer is no. I motivate this answer in two ways. First, I argue against Chierchia’s recent attempt to explain the distinction in terms of vagueness. Second, I give a more general argument that no such account will succeed.
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  47. Peter Ludlow (2003). Referential Semantics for I‐Languages? In Louise M. Antony (ed.), Chomsky and His Critics. Malden Ma: Blackwell Publishing 140--161.
  48. Laureano Luna (forthcoming). Minds Vs. Machines. On Saka's Basic Blindspot Theorem. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.
    Under the name of ‘Basic Blindspot Theorem’, Paul Saka has proposed in the special issue on mind and paradox of this journal a Gödelian argument to the effect that no cognitive system can be complete and correct. We show that while the argument is successful as regards mechanical and formal systems, it may fail with respect to minds, so contributing to draw a boundary between the former and the latter. The existence of such a boundary may lend support to Saka’s (...)
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  49. Andrei Marmor (2009). Chapter Four: Conventions of Language: Semantics. In Social Conventions: From Language to Law. Princeton University Press 79-105.
  50. Friederike Moltmann (2005). Two Kinds of Universals and Two Kinds of Collections. Linguistics and Philosophy 27 (6):739 - 776.
    This paper argues for an ontological distinction between two kinds of universals, 'kinds of tropes' such as 'wisdom' and properties such as 'the property of being wise'. It argues that the distinction is parallel to that between two kinds of collections, pluralities such as 'the students' and collective objects such as 'the class'. The paper argues for the priortity of distributive readings with pluralities on the basis of predicates of extent or shape, such 'large' or 'long'.
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