Pure quotation, metalanguage and metasemantics

Linguistics and Philosophy 39 (2):119-149 (2016)
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Every theory of pure quotation embraces in some form or another the intuitively obvious thesis that pure quotations refer to their quoted expressions. However, they all remain vague about the nature of these latter. This paper proposes to take seriously the fact that quoted items are semantic, not syntactic objects, and to develop therefrom a semantics for pure quotation that retains the basic intuitions and at the same time circumvents standard problems

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André Bazzoni
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Quotation.Herman Cappelen & Ernest Lepore - 2012 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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Quotation.Donald Davidson - 1979 - Theory and Decision 11 (1):27-40.
Formal features of compositionality.Wilfrid Hodges - 2001 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 10 (1):7-28.

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