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I: The Meaning of the First Person Term$
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Maximilian de Gaynesford

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199287826

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199287821.001.0001

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Referential Function (II)

Referential Function (II)

(p.121) 9 Referential Function (II)
I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Maximilian de Gaynesford (Contributor Webpage)

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I fulfils its referential function in the deictic mode. Deictic terms fulfil their referential role by the action of making an individual salient. That is the genus to which demonstration, utterance-relative uniqueness, and leading candidature belong as species. I fulfils its referential role by making an individual salient. Salience is the determinant of the term.

Keywords:   deictic term, referential function, genus, species, determinacy, demonstration, determinant, salience, uniqueness, leading candidacy

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