|Abstract||That behind the overt, syntactic structure of an expression there lurks a covert, semantic one, aka logical form, and that anyone interested in what the expression truly means should ignore the former and go for excavating the latter, has become a common wisdom. It is this wisdom I want to challenge in this paper; I will claim that it is a result of a mere confusion, that the usual notion of semantic structure, or logical form, is actually the result of certain properties of our tools of linguistic analysis being unwarrantedly projected into what we analyze.|
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