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The Challenge of Metafictional Anaphora

Semeijn, M., 2019, At the Intersection of Language, Logic, and Information. Sikos, J. & Pacuit, E. (eds.). Springer, p. 124-143 20 p.

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I argue that pronominal anaphora across mixed parafictional/metafictional discourse (e.g. In The Lord of the Rings, Frodoi goes through an immense mental struggle. Hei is an intriguing fictional character!) poses a problem for current dynamic approaches to fiction. I evaluate different possible solutions in a workspace account based on a descriptivist approach, Maier’s psychologistic DRT, Zalta’s logic of abstract objects and Recanati’s dot-object analysis of fictional characters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication At the Intersection of Language, Logic, and Information
EditorsJen Sikos, Eric Pacuit
PublisherSpringer
Pages124-143
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-662-59620-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-59619-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventESSLLI 2018: 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 6-Aug-201817-Aug-2018

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OtherESSLLI 2018
CountryBulgaria
CitySofia
Period06/08/201817/08/2018

Event

ESSLLI 2018: 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

06/08/201817/08/2018

Sofia, Bulgaria

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