Circumstance Sentences

  • Helmut Schnelle
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 3)


Circumstance sentences are sentences which may be understood only in the context of the circumstances of utterance. In the specific sense of the term I have in mind Quine’s occasion sentences and standing sentences — i.e. sentences, whose correct or incorrect application is strictly determined by the occasion of their utterance or an occasion preceding the utterance within a tolerable time interval — are not circumstance sentences.


Noun Phrase Conceptual Scheme Semantic Network Ordinary Language Tense Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Schnelle
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  1. 1.Ruhr Universität BochumGermany

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