On an alleged connection between indirect speech and the theory of meaning

H Cappelen, E Lepore

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Abstract

A semantic theory T for a language L should assign content to utterances of sentences of L. One common assumption is that T will assign p to some S of L just in case in uttering S a speaker A says that p. We will argue that this assumption is mistaken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-296
Number of pages19
JournalMind & Language
Volume12
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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