%0 Journal Article
%J Organon F
%D 2018
%T On Context Shifters and Compositionality in Natural Languages
%A Briciu, Adrian
%K compositionality
%K context-shifting operators
%K indexicals
%K natural language semantics
%X My modest aim in this paper is to prove certain relations between some type of hyper-intensional operators, namely context shifting operators, and compositionality in natural languages. Various authors (e.g. von Fintel & Matthewson 2008; Stalnaker 2014) have argued that context-shifting operators are incompatible with compositionality. In fact, some of them understand Kaplanâ€™s (1989) famous ban on context-shifting operators as a constraint on compositionality. Others, (e.g. Rabern 2013) take contextshifting operators to be compatible with compositionality but, unfortunately, do not provide a proof, or an argument in favor of their position. The aim of this paper is to do precisely that. Additionally, I provide a new proof that compositionality for propositional content (intension) is a proper generalization of compositionality for character (hyper-intensions).
%B Organon F
%V 25
%P 2-20
%G English
%U http://www.klemens.sav.sk/fiusav/doc/organon/2018/1/2-20.pdf
%9 State
%2 Articles
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