Propositional anaphora

'That'-clauses and propositional anaphors

This paper argues that 'that'-clauses do not reference propositions because they are not intersubstitutible with other expressions that do reference propositions. In particular, 'that'-clauses are shown to not be intersubstitutible with propositional …

Propositional anaphors

Propositions are posited to perform a variety of explanatory roles. One important role is being what is designated by a dedicated linguistic expression like a that-clause. In this paper, the case that propositions are needed for such a role is …

The linguistic basis of propositions

Propositions are traditionally regarded as performing vital roles in theories of natural language, logic, and cognition. This chapter offers an opinionated survey of recent literature to assess whether they are still needed to perform three …