Pointing things out: in defense of attention and coherence

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Nowak and Michaelson (Linguist Philos, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-019-09266-7, 2019) have done us the service of presenting direct and clear worries about our account of demonstratives. In response, we use the opportunity to engage briefly with their remarks as a useful way to clarify our view.

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Stojnić, U., Stone, M. & Lepore, E. Pointing things out: in defense of attention and coherence. Linguist and Philos 43, 139–148 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-019-09271-w

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Keywords

  • Demonstratives
  • Demonstrative gestures
  • Demonstrations
  • Coherence
  • Context-sensitivity
  • Context
  • Demonstrative pronouns