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Indices and Identity
Under what conditions are expressions of a language the same; when are they different? Indices and Identity focuses on this question in the context of the theory of anaphora and on the role of indices in characterizing syntactic and semantic identity of expressions. Fiengo and May develop two main themes within the theory of anaphora. The first pertains to the meaning of ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published May 6th 1994 by Mit Press
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If you're interested in referring expressions in natural language -- especially if you're interested in anaphora of any type, whether reflexives, pronouns, or ellipsis -- this is definitely a book you should read. Although the analysis may be seen as outdated, there's a ton of great data in here, and I find some of the insights and criticisms of other theories in this book to be incredibly useful. It wasn't a quick read, but it was definitely worth the time I spent on it.