Meaning and Use of Indefinite Expressions

@article{Dekker2002MeaningAU,
  title={Meaning and Use of Indefinite Expressions},
  author={Paul Dekker},
  journal={Journal of Logic, Language and Information},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={141-194}
}
Sentences containing pronouns and indeenite noun phrases can be said to express open propositions, propositions which display gaps to be lled. This paper addresses the question what is the linguistic content of these expressions, what information they can be said to provide to a hearer, and in what sense the information of a speaker can be said to support their utterance. We present and motivate rst order notions of content, update and support. The three notions are each deened in a… CONTINUE READING

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