Andrew Woodard is a postgraduate researcher.
His primary interests are lingusitics, generative grammar and formal semantics.
Identity: a predication-based account
Identity is here treated as an effect of multiply predicating a subject of a unique predicate; this removes some of the ground for treating it as a primitive 2-place relation, as has been common since Frege and Russell. The mechanism responsible for this predication is the same one that is responsible for complex thought and, ultimately, language. Various grammatical phenomena are studied by way of providing evidence for this position: equative copular sentences ('Hesperus is Phosphorus'), other identity predicate sentences ('Hesperus is identical to Phosphorus'), pronominalisation/binding, ellipsis, reconstruction etc.
Email Andew Woodard at andrew.woodard2^at^durham.ac.uk
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