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Where Demonstratives Meet Vagueness: Possible Languages

Morton, Adam (1998) Where Demonstratives Meet Vagueness: Possible Languages. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

I argue that both demonstratives and vague predicates are instances of some more general linguistic phenomena, which could take quite different forms. My argument consists in constructing three natural-like langauges, and using their intelligibility to argue for conclusions about languages such as English.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Linguistics > Learnability
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
ID Code:237
Deposited By:Morton, Prof Adam
Deposited On:22 Jan 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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