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Monsters and communication : the semantics of contextual shifting and sensitivity

Rabern, Brian Douglys

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This thesis argues for two main points concerning the philosophy of natural language semantics. Firstly, that the objects of assertion are distinct from the entities appealed to in the compositional rules of natural language semantics. Secondly, natural languages contain context-shifting operators known as "monsters". In fact, it will be shown that these theses are simply two sides of the same coin. -- provided by Candidate.

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150818
DOI: 10.25911/5d5155fbc3d87
Access Rights: Open Access

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