Philadelphia is difficult to spell

Philadelphia is difficult to spell This paper is officially devoted to the analysis of ‘Philadelphia is difficult to spell’. I challenge what I call the Mention Hypothesis, namely the notion that the expression ‘Philadelphia’ must be mentioned at a level suitable for the interpretation of that sentence. After the exploration of two use-based alternatives, I proceed to the defence of a Contextual Hypothesis. I conclude with a discussion of the consequences of the Contextual Hypothesis, its theoretical implementation, and its relationships with other semantics matters. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pragmatics Elsevier

Philadelphia is difficult to spell

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0378-2166
eISSN
1879-1387
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.pragma.2017.12.008
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Abstract

This paper is officially devoted to the analysis of ‘Philadelphia is difficult to spell’. I challenge what I call the Mention Hypothesis, namely the notion that the expression ‘Philadelphia’ must be mentioned at a level suitable for the interpretation of that sentence. After the exploration of two use-based alternatives, I proceed to the defence of a Contextual Hypothesis. I conclude with a discussion of the consequences of the Contextual Hypothesis, its theoretical implementation, and its relationships with other semantics matters.

Journal

Journal of PragmaticsElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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