Vol 36 No 1 (2022): Proper Names and Modes of Existence
Proper Names and Modes of Existence

Modes of existence of proper names pose interesting challenges and research problems for semiotics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of literature. Contributions to this special issue of Studia Semiotyczne concentrate mainly on fictional names, fictional discourse, and narrative fiction, but also on empty names, descriptive names, and names of institutions. The authors employ and compare different theoretical approaches, and the discussion may have important consequences for theories of meaning and reference, and for ontological considerations about proper names.

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