Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

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This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object, long a source of debate in the philosophy of language, linguistics, and cognitive science. Chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, with most focusing on linguistic expressions that are used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places. These expressions include proper names such as Mary and John; ...

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198714217

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