Opacity, coreference, and pronouns

@article{Partee2004OpacityCA,
  title={Opacity, coreference, and pronouns},
  author={Barbara Partee},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={359-385}
}
The problem discussed here is to find a basis for a uniform treatment of the relation between pronouns and their antecedents, taking into account both linguists' and philosophers' approaches. The two main candidates would appear to be the linguists' notion of coreference and the philosophers' notion of pronouns as variables. The notion of coreference can be extended to many but not all cases where the antecedent is non-referential. The pronouns-as-variables approach appears to come closer to… CONTINUE READING

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