Expressives, perspective and presupposition

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I compare Potts' use of a "judge" parameter in semantic interpretation with the use of a similar parameter in Lasersohn (2005). The latter technique portrays the content of expressives as constant across speakers, while Pott's technique does not. The idea that the content of expressives is a kind of presupposition is also briefly defended, and a technical problem in the "dynamics" of Pott's formalism is pointed out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalTheoretical Linguistics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 19 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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