Semantics and the objects of assertion

Linguistics and Philosophy 33 (5):355-380 (2010)
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Abstract

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

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Dilip Ninan
Tufts University

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