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Reference and Representation in Thought and Language - (Hardcover)

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This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object, long a source of debate in the philosophy of language, linguistics, and cognitive science. Chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, with most focusing on linguistic expressions that are used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places. These expressions include proper names such as Mary and John; indexicals such as I and tomorrow; demonstrative pronouns such as this and that; and some definite and indefinite descriptions such as The Queen of England or a medical doctor. Other chapters examine the ways we represent objects in thought, particularly the first-person perspective and the self, and one explores a notion common to reference and representation: salience. The volume includes the latest views on these complex topics from some of the most prominent authors in the field and will be of interest to anyone working on issues of reference and representation in thought and language.
Number of Pages: 283
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Psychology
Series Title: Oxford Linguistics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 27, 2017
TCIN: 52865598
UPC: 9780198714217
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-9598
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