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Indexical Expressions and Context-Sensitivity

(Original title: Indexické výrazy a kontextová citlivosť)
Organon F, 2013, vol. 20, Supplementary Issue 1, pp. 206-222.
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Abstract

According to H. Cappelen and E. Lepore, all context-sensitive expressions belong to the so-called Basic Set comprising indexicals and contextuals. This claim is supposed to be justified by certain tests. The paper deals with one of them, namely the test based on inter-contextual disquotational indirect reports. It is claimed that, contrary to appearances, it is not capable to qualify all indexical expressions as context-sensitive. A new version of the test proposed in the present paper removes this drawback. It leads to the consequence, however, that there are context-sensitive expressions that do not belong to the original Basic Set.

Keywords

Automatic indexicals, Basic Set of context-sensitive expressions, context-sensitivity, indexical expressions, says-that reports

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