Analysis 76 (1):26-29 (2016)

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Mihnea Capraru
Nazarbayev University
Abstract
Recent literature contains influential arguments for variabilism, the view that we should understand proper names as analogues not of constants but of variables. In particular, proper names are said to sometimes take semantic values that are not referential but purely general. I present a counter-example to this view
Keywords proper names  semantics  donkey anaphora  discourse binding
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anw003
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