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dc.contributor.advisorHarnish, Robert M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCaffery, Stephen James, 1966-*
dc.creatorMcCaffery, Stephen James, 1966-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-09T10:15:40Z
dc.date.available2013-05-09T10:15:40Z
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/289633
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is comprised of four chapters. In chapter 1 I examine Kaplan's theory of deictics (indexicals and demonstratives) and show that the very data that is used to support various aspects of the theory actually show it to be inadequate. In chapter 2 I present a variety of uses of deictics and argue that semantic theories in general are not equipped to handle them. In chapter 3 I examine two other views of deictic reference and show them to be inadequate. I then outline my own two component use-based theory of deictics. In my theory I combine a semantic theory of deictics with a theory of reference determining intentions by showing that the linguistic meanings of deictic terms create constraints on a speaker's referential intentions. In chapter 4 I fill out a number of aspects of my theory and deal with the attributive use of deictics.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectLanguage, Linguistics.en_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy.en_US
dc.titleDeictic useen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9738966en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b3747439xen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-06T09:38:44Z
html.description.abstractThis dissertation is comprised of four chapters. In chapter 1 I examine Kaplan's theory of deictics (indexicals and demonstratives) and show that the very data that is used to support various aspects of the theory actually show it to be inadequate. In chapter 2 I present a variety of uses of deictics and argue that semantic theories in general are not equipped to handle them. In chapter 3 I examine two other views of deictic reference and show them to be inadequate. I then outline my own two component use-based theory of deictics. In my theory I combine a semantic theory of deictics with a theory of reference determining intentions by showing that the linguistic meanings of deictic terms create constraints on a speaker's referential intentions. In chapter 4 I fill out a number of aspects of my theory and deal with the attributive use of deictics.


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