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Michael Blome-Tillmann – Presuppositions and the Semantics of Definite Descriptions

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

 

You are cordially invited to attend a McGill Philosophy Workshop presented by Michael Blome-Tillmann this coming Monday, November 2, at 1:30pm in Leacock 927.

Michael Blome-Tillmann
Presuppositions and the Semantics of Definite Descriptions

The paper argues that definite descriptions are existentially quantified noun phrases and that sentences containing definite descriptions carry semantic presuppositions.

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