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  • Francesco OriliaEmail author
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 113)


In order better to convey the distinction between linguistic and pragmatic meaning, let us focus on some examples, which, by involving singular terms, are specifically relevant to the dispute between descriptivists and referentialists.


Noun Phrase Singular Term Definite Description Linguistic Meaning Determiner Phrase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipto. di Filosofia e Scienze UmaneUniversità di MacerataMacerataItaly

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