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Traditionally, pronouns are treated as ambiguous between bound and demonstrative uses. Bound uses are non-referential and function as bound variables, and demonstrative uses are referential and take as a semantic value their referent, an object picked out jointly by linguistic meaning and a further cue—an accompanying demonstration, an appropriate and(More)
Child’s use of (1) is an example of what we shall call a situated utterance. Situated utterances are used by speakers to comment on what’s happening in a specific place and time, and to report on a specific perspective or body of information. In particular, to understand Child’s use of (1), we need to track the fact that she’s describing the events(More)
In demonstration, speakers use real-world activity both for its practical effects and to help make their points. The demonstrations of origami mathematics, for example, reconfigure pieces of paper by folding, while simultaneously allowing their author to signal geometric inferences. Demonstration challenges us to explain how practical actions can get such(More)
I present two Triviality results for Kratzer’s standard “restrictor” analysis of indicative conditionals (while also clarifying the sense in which Kratzer’s semantics might avoid such results). I both refine and undermine the common claim that problems of Triviality do not arise for Kratzer conditionals since they are not strictly conditionals at all.
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