Descriptions in Context: Volume 4 (Routledge Library by Cleo A. Condoravdi

By Cleo A. Condoravdi

First released in 1997, this booklet makes a speciality of the semantics of certain and indefinite descriptions — taking the presuppositional concept of definiteness and indefiniteness proposed via Heim as a place to begin. It seeks to teach that there exists a different form of indefinites that experience an interpretation in most cases linked to definites. It additional argues that the felicity stipulations linked to indefinite NP’s can fluctuate and develops a extra fine-grained idea of novelty in the framework of dossier swap Semantics. extra regularly, this paintings may be obvious as offering an empirical argument in favour of a dynamic concept of which means and opposed to the extra conventional truth-conditional theory.

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