Article published in:The Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition
Edited by Michel Aurnague, Maya Hickmann † and Laure Vieu
[Human Cognitive Processing 20] 2007
► pp. 337–361
Objects, locations and complex types.
This paper investigates certain puzzling predications about locations and physical objects. I argue first that locations and physical objects are distinct types of things. Locations and physical objects have different individuation conditions. So this should entail that nothing is both a location and a physical object. However, there are commonplace sentences in which terms seem to denote things that are both locations and physical objects. I provide a formal model for how to understand such sentences.
Published online: 18 April 2007