The Challenge of Metafictional Anaphora

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    Abstract

    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

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