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- adj. That refers to, or reference the same thing
- adj. Of or pertaining to coreference
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- adj. relating to coreference
They also have another property: aboutness or intentionality. (not intensionality, and not thinking of contexts in which coreferential terms are not substitutable salva veritate) Represent reality or some part of it as being thus and so.
We all know the “John cut himself while shaving” is correct, but stating the rule accurately and completely would require something like this: Given a sentence in which the subject and object of the verb are coreferential, you must substitute for the second of the two from the set of reflexive pronouns which matches the first in person, number, and gender.
If the pronoun were coreferential with its antecedent, the indefinite “a donkey” would have to be a referential term, which seems unlikely, e.g. because the negation of
In these cases it is obvious that the pronouns don't refer, so they can't be coreferential with their antecedents, either.
Note that this account of propositions (including the commitment to names being directly referential) entails that sentences that differ only with respect to coreferential names express the same proposition.
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