When the Donkey Lost its Fleas: Persistence, Contextual Restriction, and Minimal Situations

  • Eytan Zweig

Abstract

This paper revisits the question of whether propositions in situation semantics must be persistent (Kratzer (1989)). It shows that ignoring persistence causes empirical problems to theories which use quantification over minimal situations as a solution for donkey anaphora (Elbourne (2005)), while at the same time modifying these theories to incorporate persistence makes them incompatible with the use of situations for contextual restriction (Kratzer (2004)).
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
Zweig, E. (2019). When the Donkey Lost its Fleas: Persistence, Contextual Restriction, and Minimal Situations. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 10(2), 469-479. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2006.v10i2.745