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Abstract

Quotation exhibits characteristics of both use and mention. I argue against the recently popular pragmatic reductions of quotation to mere language use (Recanati 1), and in favor of a truly hybrid account synthesizing and extending Potts (2) and Geurts & Maier (3), using a mention logic and a dynamic semantics with presupposition to establish a context-driven meaning shift. The current paper explores a “quote-breaking” extension to solve the problems posed by non-constituent quotation, and anaphora, ellipsis and quantifier raising across quotation marks.

Keywords

Syntactic Category Quotation Mark Direct Discourse Scope Reading Reading List 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emar Maier
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Amsterdam 

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