Situations as indices and as denotations

Linguistics and Philosophy 32 (2):185-206 (2009)
A distinction is drawn between situations as indices required for semantically evaluating sentences and situations as denotations resulting from such evaluation. For atomic sentences, possible worlds may serve as indices, and events as denotations. The distinction is extended beyond atomic sentences according to formulae-as-types and applied to implicit quantifier domain restrictions, intensionality and conditionals.
Keywords Situations  Possible worlds  Events  Types  Intensionality
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DOI 10.1007/s10988-009-9058-1
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