4th ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on May 18, 2022

Onomastics Online
18 May 2022, 2:00 PM (UTC)
Richard Coates
University of the West of England,

Bristol, UK
Introducing The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood (TPTP)


This lecture is a basic guide to the theory of names that I have been working on since about 2000, and exposed first in my article in Language 82 (2006).

It will be organized as follows:

  1. Defining key terms in semantics (for those wanting a short cut: I follow the usage of John Lyons with
    regard to reference, denotation and sense); this is really important as some traditions use these key
    terms differently
  2. Why a “new” approach in name theory is needed
  3. Where TPTP differs from other approaches
  4. Addressing some misunderstandings of TPTP
  5. Some strengths of TPTP
  6. The ‘black hole’ in TPTP and being positive about it!

Link to the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 634 5109 6454
Passcode: 927668