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Parentheticalism about “Believe”

Tim Henning

in From a Rational Point of View: How We Represent Subjective Perspectives in Practical Discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198797036
eISBN:
9780191860850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797036.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces and motivates parentheticalism about sentences of the form “S believes that P.” It starts from the so-called phenomenon of transparency of first-person sentences of this form. ... More


Evidentials and varieties of update

Sarah E. Murray

in The Semantics of Evidentials

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 3 proposes a new semantics for evidentials, set within a theory of the different kinds of semantic contributions all sentences make. On this view, every sentence can make three new semantic ... More


In Defense of the Pragmatic View

Pekka Väyrynen

in The Lewd, the Rude and the Nasty: A Study of Thick Concepts in Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199314751
eISBN:
9780199369225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues that those versions of Inherently Evaluative according to which thick terms and concepts carry global evaluation as conventional implicature, semantic presupposition or a ... More


Introduction

Sarah E. Murray

in The Semantics of Evidentials

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 1 provides an introduction to evidentiality, its expression across languages, and related notions, such as modality and (not‐)at‐issue content. Evidentiality is the encoding of source of ... More


Referential variability of generic ‘one’

Minyao Huang

in Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents novel data regarding the semantic interpretation of generic ‘one’. First, it is argued that ‘one’ does not always refer to oneself while generalizing from the self’s experience. ... More


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