Semantics and the objects of assertion.Ninan, Dilip.
This paper is about the relationship between two questions: the question of what the objects of assertion are and the question of how best to theorise about 'shifty' phenomena like modality and tense. I argue that the relationship between these two questions is less direct than is often supposed. I then explore the consequences of this for a number of debates in the philosophy of language.
- Language and languages--Philosophy.
- Tufts University. Department of Philosophy.
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- Ninan, Dilip. "Semantics and the Objects of Assertion." Linguistics and Philosophy 33, no. 5 (October 2010): 355-380. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10988-011-9084-7.