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On the Semantics of Fictional Names

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LVIII (4), p. 371-382
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:This paper proposes an account of the semantics of names in fiction (fictional names). In doing so, it addresses the semantics of proper names first, which are seen as unstructured linguistic expressions, with no descriptive content or inherent meaning, whose sole function is to denote an individual directly. Their semantic value lies in their denotation, and they are like constants in the logical form. In contrast, fictional names are seen to function like variables bound by the existential quantifier, the individuals they denote in the worlds of fiction being identified at the actual world by description.
Key words:fictional names, semantics, individuals
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 2

References in this publication: 1

2Ștefan OlteanOn the Semantics of Proper Names and of Common NamesStudia UBB, LIV (4), 1572009html

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