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Varieties of Reference

Kent Bach

in Thought and Reference

Published in print February 1994 | ISBN: 9780198240778
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680267 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240778.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Varieties of Reference

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This chapter presents general views on meaning and reference. It addresses the question: what is speaker reference. It then discusses referring expressions, Russell's theory of descriptions, meaning and reference, and types of referring.

Keywords: speaker reference; meaning; Russell; referring expressions; theory of descriptions

Chapter.  7905 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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