David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (1):139-155 (2005)
In this paper, I discuss the general features of what I call ‘the semantics of message and attachment’. According to this theory, utterances of declarative sentences may be semantically associated with a plurality of information contents. I explain how this suggestion may provide a promising tool for the analysis of a variety of phenomena in the semantics for natural languages, such as complex demonstratives, dangling adverbs, or appositive clauses. I then focus on certain structural aspects of the theory, in particular pertaining to the demands it imposes on the lexicon, and on the role it plays with respect to the truth-conditions for an utterance. In this last respect, I also discuss the logical outcomes of the theory, and I compare what I call a ‘content-containment’ approach to validity with a more traditional, truth-conditional understanding
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Stefano Predelli (2003). Scare Quotes and Their Relation to Other Semantic Issues. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (1):1-28.
Avery Kolers (2012). Attachment to Territory: Status or Achievement? Canadian Journal of Philosophy 42 (2):101-123.
Stefano Predelli (2005). Painted Leaves, Context, and Semantic Analysis. Linguistics and Philosophy 28 (3):351 - 374.
Robert A. Larmer (1997). Miracles, Evil and Justified Belief: Some Final Comments. Sophia 36 (2):79 - 87.
David Harrah (1984). A Logic of Message and Reply. Synthese 58 (2):275 - 294.
David Harrah (1985). A Logic of Message and Reply. Synthese 63 (3):275 - 294.
Rohit Parikh & Ramaswamy Ramanujam (2003). A Knowledge Based Semantics of Messages. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 12 (4):453-467.
Ronald Fagin & Joseph Y. Halpern (1988). I'm OK If You're OK: On the Notion of Trusting Communication. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophical Logic 17 (4):329 - 354.
D. E. Over (1981). Game Theoretical Semantics and Entailment. Studia Logica 40 (1):67 - 74.
Claire Horisk (2007). The Expressive Role of Truth in Truth-Conditional Semantics. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):535–557.
Dale Lugenbehl (2007). Personal Attachment to Beliefs. Metaphilosophy 38 (1):55–70.
Stefano Predelli (2011). Sub-Sentential Speech and the Traditional View. Linguistics and Philosophy 34 (6):571-588.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads10 ( #347,914 of 1,911,802 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #458,986 of 1,911,802 )
How can I increase my downloads?