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Nondescriptive Meaning and ReferenceAn Ideational Semantics$
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Wayne A. Davis

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261659

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199261652.001.0001

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Reference and Expression

Reference and Expression

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(p.161) 7 Reference and Expression
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Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference
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Wayne A. Davis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199261652.003.0007

This chapter examines what it is for a speaker to refer to something. It defines speaker reference as the verbal expression of ideas, and relates referring to meaning, mentioning, and the inclusive sense of cogitative speaker meaning. A number of ambiguities are identified, including the opaque, transparent, and referential-attributive distinctions.

Keywords:   speaker reference, object nominals, predication, cogitative speaker meaning, mentioning, referential-attributive, opaque, transparent

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