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Renewing MeaningA Speech-Act Theoretic Approach$
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Stephen J Barker

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263660

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199263663.001.0001

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Troubles for the Quantifier–Variable-Binding Model

Troubles for the Quantifier–Variable-Binding Model

(p.252) CHAPTER 10 Troubles for the Quantifier–Variable-Binding Model
Renewing Meaning

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I develop a general argument that the quantifier-variable-binding approaches available within the Frege model are unable to analyse a whole class of donkey pronouns. I call this the double-bind problem. I demonstrate this by looking at two major approaches to anaphora–E- and D-type pronoun theory and Discourse Representation theory–but the conclusions apply to other approaches.

Keywords:   DRT, Dynamic Semantics, D-type pronoun, double bind, situation quantifier, variable

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