Natural Language Semantics

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 359–372

On bishops and donkeys


DOI: 10.1007/s11050-008-9037-z

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Kroll, N. Nat Lang Semantics (2008) 16: 359. doi:10.1007/s11050-008-9037-z


The problem of indistinguishable participants is a well-known problem for D-type theories of donkey pronouns. Recently, Paul Elbourne has offered a D-type theory that purports to dissolve the problem of indistinguishable participants. I argue against Elboune’s solution.


AnaphoraD-type theoryE-type theorySituation semanticsPresupposition

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA