Natural Language Semantics

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 359–372 | Cite as

On bishops and donkeys



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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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