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  1. Brendan S. Gillon (2014). Complement Polyvalence and Permutation in English. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 23 (3):275-285.
    In this paper, I address the problem wherein the same English word permits one of its complement positions to be satisfied by phrases of different categories. A well-known example of such an English word is the copula to be, whose complements include adjective phrases, noun phrases, prepositional phrases and adverbial phrases. I provide a way to treat such words, in particular verbs, as single lexical items through a conservative extension of the usual treatment of word classification as a pair comprising (...)
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  2. Brendan S. Gillon (2012). Implicit Complements: A Dilemma for Model Theoretic Semantics. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 35 (4):313-359.
    I show that words with indefinite implicit complements occasion a dilemma for their model theory. There has been only two previous attempts to address this problem, one by Fodor and Fodor (1980) and one by Dowty (1981). Each requires that any word tolerating an implicit complement be treated as ambiguous between two different lexical entries and that a meaning postulate or lexical rule be given to constrain suitably the meanings of the various entries for the word. I show that the (...)
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  3. Brendan S. Gillon (2012). Mass Terms. Philosophy Compass 7 (10):712-730.
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  4. Brendan S. Gillon (2008). An Early Buddhist Text on Logic: Fang Bian Xin Lun. [REVIEW] Argumentation 22 (1):15-25.
    The Fang Bian Xin Lun is a text on Buddhist logic which is thought to be the earliest one still to be extant. It appears in Chinese only (T1632). The great Italian indologist Giuseppe Tucci, believing that the text was originally a Sanskrit text, translated it into Sanskrit and gave it the title Upāyahṛdaya. The paper provides the historical background of the development of logic in Classical India up to the time of this text, summarizes its content and translates its (...)
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  5. Brendan S. Gillon (2008). On the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction. Synthese 165 (3):373 - 384.
    This paper addresses two questions: what is the distinction between semantics and pragmatics? And why is this distinction important? These questions are discussed in light of the central explanatory goal of linguistics and in relation to the phenomenon of context sensitivity, as illustrated by relational words with implicit arguments and by so-called quantifier domain restriction. It is concluded that context sensitivity is, in the former case, grammatical or lexical and, in the latter case, neither.
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  6. Brendan S. Gillon & Richard P. Hayes (2008). Dharmakīrti on the Role of Causation in Inference as Presented in Pramāṇavārttika Svopajñavṛtti 11–38. Journal of Indian Philosophy 36 (3):335-404.
    In the svārthānumāna chapter of his Pramāṇavārttika, the Buddhist philosopher Dharmakīrti presented a defense of his claim that legitimate inference must rest on a metaphysical basis if it is to be immune from the risks ordinarily involved in inducing general principles from a finite number of observations. Even if one repeatedly observes that x occurs with y and never observes y in the absence of x, there is no guarantee, on the basis of observation alone, that one will never observe (...)
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  7. Brendan S. Gillon (2007). Pāṇini's Aṣṭādhyāyī and Linguistic Theory. Journal of Indian Philosophy 35 (5-6):445-468.
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  8. Brendan S. Gillon (2007). Pa# 7751ini's A# 7779# 7789adhyayi and Linguistic Theory. Journal of Indian Philosophy 35 (5):445.
     
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  9. Brendan S. Gillon (2006). Du Sens Littéral. Philosophiques 33 (1):237-248.
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  10. Jonathan Bain, Timothy Bays, Katherine A. Brading, Stephen G. Brush, Murray Clarke, Sharyn Clough, Jonathan Cohen, Giancarlo Ghirardi, Brendan S. Gillon & Robert G. Hudson (2004). First Page Preview. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 18 (2-3).
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  11. Steven Davis & Brendan S. Gillon (eds.) (2004). Semantics: A Reader. Oxford University Press.
    Semantics: A Reader contains a broad selection of classic articles on semantics and the semantics/pragmatics interface. Comprehensive in the variety and breadth of theoretical frameworks and topics that it covers, it includes articles representative of the major theoretical frameworks within semantics, including: discourse representation theory, dynamic predicate logic, truth theoretic semantics, event semantics, situation semantics, and cognitive semantics. All the major topics in semantics are covered, including lexical semantics and the semantics of quantified noun phrases, adverbs, adjectives, performatives, and interrogatives. (...)
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  12. Brendan S. Gillon (2004). Ambiguity, Indeterminacy, Deixis and Vagueness: Evidence and Theory. In Steven Davis & Brendan S. Gillon (eds.), Semantics: A Reader. Oxford University Press. 157--190.
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  13. Brendan S. Gillon (2003). Nyāya-Sūtra 5.1. 2: Anomalies in the Bhāsya. Journal of Indian Philosophy 31 (1-3):47-60.
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  14. Brendan S. Gillon (2003). NyāYa-SÅ«Tra 5.1.2: Anomalies in the BhāSya. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 31 (1/3):47-60.
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  15. Brendan S. Gillon (2003). Review: Philosophy in Classical India: The Proper Work of Reason. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (448):707-711.
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  16. Brendan S. Gillon (1999). English Indefinite Noun Phrases and Plurality. In Ken Turner (ed.), The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface From Different Points of View. Elsevier. 127--147.
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  17. Brendan S. Gillon (1998). Philip L. Peterson, Fact, Proposition, Event Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 18 (6):438-441.
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  18. Brendan S. Gillon (1997). Contraposition and Lewis Carroll's Barber Shop Paradox. Dialogue 36 (02):247-.
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  19. Brendan S. Gillon (1995). Peirce's Challenge to Material Implication as a Model of 'If'. Analysis 55 (4):280 - 282.
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  20. Brendan S. Gillon (1992). Mark Siderits, Indian Philosophy of Language. Studies in Selected Issues Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 12 (5):359-360.
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  21. Brendan S. Gillon (1992). Towards a Common Semantics for English Count and Mass Nouns. Linguistics and Philosophy 15 (6):597 - 639.
    English mass noun phrases & count noun phrases differ only minimally grammatically. The basis for the difference is ascribed to a difference in the features +/-CT. These features serve the morphosyntactic function of determining the available options for the assigment of grammatical number, itself determined by the features +/-PL: +CT places no restriction on the available options, while -CT, in the unmarked case, restricts the available options to -PL. They also serve the semantic function of determining the sort of denotation (...)
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  22. Richard P. Hayes & Brendan S. Gillon (1991). Introduction to Dharmakīrti's Theory of Inference as Presented in Pramā $\Underset{\Raise0.3em\Hbox{$\Underset{\Raise0.3em\Hbox{\Smash{\Scriptscriptstyle\Cdot}$}}{N}$}}{N} " />Avārttika Svopajñav $\Underset{\Raise0.3em\Hbox{$\Underset{\Raise0.3em\Hbox{\Smash{\Scriptscriptstyle\Cdot}$}}{T}$}}{T} " />Tti 1–10. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 19 (1).
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  23. Richard P. Hayes & Brendan S. Gillon (1991). Introduction to Dharmakīrti's Theory of Inference as Presented in Pramā $$\Underset{\Raise0.3em\Hbox{$\Smash{\Scriptscriptstyle\Cdot}$}}{N}$$ Avārttika Svopajñav $$\Underset{\Raise0.3em\Hbox{$\Smash{\Scriptscriptstyle\Cdot}$}}{T}$$ Tti 1–10. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 19 (1):1-73.
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  24. Brendan S. Gillon (1990). Ambiguity, Generality, and Indeterminacy: Tests and Definitions. [REVIEW] Synthese 85 (3):391 - 416.
    The problem addressed is that of finding a sound characterization of ambiguity. Two kinds of characterizations are distinguished: tests and definitions. Various definitions of ambiguity are critically examined and contrasted with definitions of generality and indeterminacy, concepts with which ambiguity is sometimes confused. One definition of ambiguity is defended as being more theoretically adequate than others which have been suggested by both philosophers and linguists. It is also shown how this definition of ambiguity obviates a problem thought to be posed (...)
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  25. Brendan S. Gillon (1990). Bare Plurals as Plural Indefinite Noun Phrases. In Kyburg Henry E., Loui Ronald P. & Carlson Greg N. (eds.), Knowledge Representation and Defeasible Reasoning. Kluwer. 119--166.
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  26. Brendan S. Gillon (1990). Laurence R. Horn, A Natural History of Negation Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 10 (5):181-184.
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  27. Brendan S. Gillon (1990). Plural Noun Phrases and Their Readings: A Reply to Lasersohn. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 13 (4):477 - 485.
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  28. Brendan S. Gillon (1990). Truth Theoretical Semantics and Ambiguity. Analysis 50 (3):178 - 182.
  29. Brendan S. Gillon (1988). Frits Staal, Universals: Studies in Indian Logic and Linguistics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 8 (7):288-290.
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  30. Brendan S. Gillon (1987). The Readings of Plural Noun Phrases in English. Linguistics and Philosophy 10 (2):199 - 219.
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  31. Brendan S. Gillon (1986). Bimal Krishna Matilal, Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 6 (10):507-509.
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  32. Brendan S. Gillon & Martha Lile Love (1980). Indian Logic Revisited: Nyāyapra Veśa Reviewed. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 8 (4):349-384.
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