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sub- +‎ sentential


subsentential ‎(not comparable)

  1. Less than a sentence.
    • 2002, Robyn Carston, Thoughts and utterances: the pragmatics of explicit communication (page 152)
      This looks like a candidate for a subsentential logical form and there may be various other cases of embedded fragments which have subsentential logical forms (appositional noun phrases, for instance).
    • 2007, Michael Rowland Morris, An introduction to the philosophy of language (page 220)
      Quine makes this claim at two levels: the level of whole sentences, and the level of subsentential expressions. At the level of subsentential expressions the claim is known as the thesis of the inscrutability of reference.