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Definite Descriptions, Presuppositions and Reference
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Descrições definidas. Referência. Pressuposições.

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RUFFINO, Marco. Definite Descriptions, Presuppositions and Reference. Cadernos de Estudos Linguísticos, Campinas, SP, v. 59, n. 1, p. 37–52, 2017. DOI: 10.20396/cel.v59i1.8648396. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 jul. 2024.


In this article I review some fundamental aspects of the singularist view of definite descriptions taking as paradigm the Frege-Strawson version of it. I consider more closely the role of the definite article and its relation with presuppositions. Finally, I raise some doubts about the coherence of such approach as an explanation for the phenomenon of reference.
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