Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (1):57-99 (2008)

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David Braun
University at Buffalo
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This paper presents a semantic and pragmatic theory of complex demonstratives. According to this theory, the semantic content of a complex demonstrative, in a context, is simply an object, and the semantic content of a sentence that contains a complex demonstrative, in a context, is a singular proposition. This theory is defended from various objections to direct reference theories of complex demonstratives, including King's objection from quantification into complex demonstratives.
Keywords Demonstratives  Complex demonstratives  Singular terms  Direct reference  Singular propositions  Singular thoughts  Singular beliefs  Quantification  Quantification in  Quantifier phrases
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DOI 10.1007/s10988-008-9032-3
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