Chapter Chapter Systems and their Inputs

Stefano Predelli

in Contexts

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199281732
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603204 | DOI:
Chapter  Chapter  Systems and their Inputs

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This chapter focuses on the general traits of the traditional approach to natural-language semantics, and on the views about meaning and truth it presupposes. It considers the nature and structure of the inputs adequate for semantic analysis, and it analyses their role within customary compositional systems. The questions of disambiguation, and the distinction between so-called pure indexicals and demonstratives are discussed.

Keywords: natural language semantics; indexical; demonstrative; disambiguation

Chapter.  10220 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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