Identificational Sentences

Natural Language Semantics 21 (1):43-77 (2013)
Based on the notion of a trope, this paper gives a novel analysis of identificational sentences such as 'this is Mary','this is a beautiful woman', 'this looks like Mary', or 'this is the same lump of clay, but not the same statue as that'.
Keywords bare demonstratives  tropes  relative identity  proper names  direct perception  events
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DOI 10.1007/s11050-012-9091-4
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