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Ambiguities in Intensional Contexts

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Part of the book series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy (SLAP, volume 12)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lvii
  2. On Semantic Scope

    • Lars Hellan
    Pages 47-81
  3. Defensible Descriptions

    • Ewan Klein
    Pages 83-102
  4. The Ortcutt Connection

    • David Woodruff Smith
    Pages 103-131
  5. A Pragmatic Analysis of Specificity

    • Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof
    Pages 153-190
  6. Pronouns, Reference and Semantic Laziness

    • Barry Richards
    Pages 191-229
  7. Tense as a Source of Intensional Ambiguity

    • Eva Ejerhed
    Pages 231-252
  8. On Intensionality in Programming Languages

    • Theo M. V. Janssen, Peter van Emde Boas
    Pages 253-269
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 271-286

About this book

The essays in this book deal with a number of problems in the analysis of intensional language - more especially with the analysis of the personal modalities in natural language. Together they cover a representative spectrum of the problems of contemporary ,interest in this area, in a way that should make them of interest to linguists, logicians and philosophers concerned with natural language. The contributors are mostly more linguists than logicians or philosophers but some are more logicians or philosophers than linguists. As far as possible, we have tried to conduct the discussion in terms that will enable students from any of these fields to come to grips with the central issues. This volume will provide, I think, material for a very stimulating course. I have used it as the basis for a course at the introductory level in the philosophy of language. The essays in the book led us back to look at the classic texts­ and a good deal of the intervening literature crept in of its own accord. Out of that experience grew the introduction that follows. In contrast with the rest of the book, the introduction is frankly pedagogical. I hope and believe that many who would otherwise find the papers themselves hard to digest will ~e helped on their way by that summary.

Keywords

  • English literature
  • causality
  • experience
  • issue
  • language
  • linguists
  • literature
  • philosophy
  • philosophy of language
  • pragmatics
  • pronouns
  • semantic
  • specificity
  • subject
  • will

Editors and Affiliations

  • Groningen University, The Netherlands

    Frank Heny

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ambiguities in Intensional Contexts

  • Editors: Frank Heny

  • Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-8377-9

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1981

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-277-1167-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-277-1168-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-009-8377-9

  • Series ISSN: 0924-4662

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-034X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: LVII, 286

  • Topics: Philosophy of Language, Linguistics

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