The thing in the world that a word or phrase denotes or stands for: ‘the Morning Star’ and ‘the Evening Star’ have the same referent (the planet Venus)
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- Meaning postulates are not about the sense of words but about their referents.
- But in the following passage the syntax is such that the referent of the word lap is ambiguous.
- Furthermore, demonstrative nominal and demonstrative pronominal anaphors appeared to function quite differently in expressing differences in transition stages of discourse referents.
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