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« Metalinguistic Demonstrations and Reference »

Abstract : This paper deals with the reference of quotations. Several positions can be discerned in the literature: 1. Quotations do not refer; 2. Quotations only refer to types or classes; 3. Quotations can refer to a variety of objects. Although I believe the third position to be the most sensible one, I show that it cannot be taken for granted and that arguments proving it to be correct are hard to come by.
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Philippe de Brabanter. « Metalinguistic Demonstrations and Reference ». Maria José FRAPOLLI. Saying, Meaning and Referring. Essays on François Recanati's Philosophy of Language, Palgrave, pp.93-105, 2006, 4. ⟨ijn_00149292⟩



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