Natural Language Semantics

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 359-372

On bishops and donkeys

  • Nicky KrollAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Yale University Email author 

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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.


Anaphora D-type theory E-type theory Situation semantics Presupposition