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Language Turned on ItselfThe Semantics and Pragmatics of Metalinguistic Discourse$
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Herman Cappelen and Ernest Lepore

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231195.001.0001

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Language Turned on Itself
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Herman Cappelen (Contributor Webpage)

Ernie Lepore (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231195.003.0003

This chapter presents the central data, (D1)-(D12), on the theory of quotation. It argues that an adequate theory of quotation should say something about how to accommodate the data surrounding (D1)-(D12). The following are discussed: D1 - opacity; D2 - quantifying in; D3 - infinitude; D4 - extant lexicon; D5 - the proximity constraint and the disquotational scheme; D6 - syntactic chameleonism; D7 - simultaneous use and mention in mixed quotation; D8 - indexicals inside mixed quotation; D9 - context sensitivity in mixed quotation; D10 - iterability in quotation; D11 - quotation without quotation marks; ad D12 - “impure” direct quotes.

Keywords:   opacity, lexicon, mixed quotations, context sensitivity, direct quotes

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