My department here at Tufts is hosting a big linguistics/psychology conference this weekend that everybody is going crazy organizing and getting ready for. I’m not really doing that much though, since I’m not presenting or participating that much (I’m actually heading to Santa Barbara on the weekend to watch my brother graduate college!).
Anyhow, my advisor asked me to draw a few comics for his upcoming talk and book so I figured I’d share. I’m not sure what the full discussion will be, but he said these will be used to talk about how sometimes reference occurs in places outside of sentences themselves: