Against ambiguity and underspecification: evidence from presupposition as anaphora

@inproceedings{Jaszczolt2002AgainstAA,
  title={Against ambiguity and underspecification: evidence from presupposition as anaphora},
  author={Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt},
  year={2002}
}
I propose a critical assessment of both the underspecification (sense-generality) and ambiguity positions. I argue that within the frameworks that espouse the dynamic approach to meaning construction, a non-ambiguous interpretation ensues. My Default Semantics that merges the logical form with the output of the intentionality of the corresponding mental states (Jaszczolt, 1999a, b, 2000) demonstrates that the concept of underspecification is redundant in the case of definite descriptions. In… CONTINUE READING
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