Too Counter-intuitive to Believe ? Pragmatic Accounts of Mixed Quotation

@inproceedings{Reimer2005TooCT,
  title={Too Counter-intuitive to Believe ? Pragmatic Accounts of Mixed Quotation},
  author={Marga Reimer},
  year={2005}
}
Intuitively, an utterance of: (1) Alice said that life is “difficult to understand” would not be true unless Alice uttered the very words “difficult to understand.” However, several recent theories of “mixed quotation” contend that the intuition here is a misleading one. According to these theories, the truth conditions of (1) are identical to those of: (2) Alice said that life is difficult to understand. On such accounts, the quotation marks in (1) are of only pragmatic significance. That… CONTINUE READING

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