Quotation apposition

Philosophical Quarterly 50 (197):514-519 (1999)
Abstract
Analyses of quotation have assumed that quotations are referring expressions while disagreeing over details. That assumption is unnecessary and unacceptable in its implications. It entails a quasi-Parmenidean impossibility of meaningfully denying the meaningfulness or referential function of anything uttered, for it implies that: 'Kqxf' is not a meaningful expression 'The' is not a referring expression are, if meaningful, false. It also implies that ill formed constructions like: 'The' is 'the' are well formed tautologies. Such sentences make apparent the need for what is commonly explicit, a genuine referring expression, a noun phrase, usually a description, to which the quotation is appositional. A quotation is not itself a word, though it may contain such. The markers signal that the enquoted material is like a sentence-embedded color patch, material displayed to facilitate reference to something identifiable by/with it specified by the noun phrase it subserves.
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W. V. Quine (1982). Methods of Logic. Harvard University Press.
Corey Washington (1992). The Identity Theory of Quotation. Journal of Philosophy 89 (11):582-605.

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Paul Saka (2013). Quotation. Philosophy Compass 8 (10):935-949.
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