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Contextual Semantics: Theory and Phenomena

Conference contribution
Authors Stellan Petersson
Published in Filosofidagarna (Swedish Philosophy Conference). 12-14 juni 2015, Linköping
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
Language en
Keywords Contextualism, Indexicalism
Subject categories Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Theoretical philosophy


The truth-conditional frameworks loosely called `indexicalism’ and `contextualism’ have yielded much attention, but there is no consensus about how to theoretically handle semantically context-sensitive language. A presupposition in the debate on contextual semantics is that only one of these frameworks could be correct. The thesis of this talk will be that there are central linguistic examples, where the phenomena are underdetermined with respect to the different theoretical choices exhibited by these frameworks.

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