By Cleo A. Condoravdi

First released in 1997, this ebook specializes in the semantics of convinced and indefinite descriptions — taking the presuppositional idea of definiteness and indefiniteness proposed by means of Heim as a kick off point. It seeks to teach that there exists a distinct form of indefinites that experience an interpretation ordinarily linked to definites. It extra argues that the felicity stipulations linked to indefinite NP’s can fluctuate and develops a extra fine-grained idea of novelty in the framework of dossier swap Semantics. extra regularly, this paintings will be obvious as offering an empirical argument in favour of a dynamic thought of that means and opposed to the extra conventional truth-conditional theory.

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