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  • Indexicality and presupposition : explorations beyond truth-conditional information 

    Stokke, Andreas (University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis consists of four essays and an introduction dedicated to two main topics: indexicality and presupposition. The first essay is concerned with an alleged problem for the standard treatment of indexicals on which ...
  • On describing 

    Schoubye, Anders Johan (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-25) - Thesis
    The overarching topic of this dissertation is the semantics and pragmatics of definite descriptions. It focuses on the question whether sentences such as ‘the king of France is bald’ literally assert the existence of a ...
  • Perspective in context : relative truth, knowledge, and the first person 

    Kindermann, Dirk (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    This dissertation is about the nature of perspectival thoughts and the context-sensitivity of the language used to express them. It focuses on two kinds of perspectival thoughts: ‘subjective’ evaluative thoughts about ...
  • Propositions : an essay on linguistic content 

    Hodgson, Thomas William Strickland (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
    This thesis presents an account of the nature of structured propositions and addresses a series of questions that arise from that proposal. Chapter 1 presents the account and explains how it meets standard objections to ...
  • Titi semantics : context and meaning in Titi monkey call sequences 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Cäsar, Cristiane; Ryder, Robin; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2017-02) - Journal article
    Cäsar et al. (2013) show that the structure of Titi monkey call sequences can, with just two call types (A and B), reflect information about predator type and predator location. Using the general methods of Schlenker et ...