Theoretical Linguistics (forthcoming)

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Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
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This paper gives an outline of truthmaker semantics for natural language against the background of standard possible-worlds semantics. It develops a truthmaker semantics for attitude reports and deontic modals based on an ontology of attitudinal and modal objects and on a semantic function of clauses as predicates of such objects. It also présents new motivations for 'object-based truthmaker semantics' from intensional transitive verbs such as ‘need’, ‘look for’, ‘own’, and ‘buy’ and gives an outline of their semantics.
Keywords propositional attitudes  deontic modality  truthmaker semantics  situations  intensional transitive verbs  intensionality
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