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[catalogued under 19. Language / F. Communication / 5. Pragmatics / a. Contextual meaning]

Full Idea

An enormous amount has been written about whether 'all', 'know', 'might', 'delicious', 'good', 'if, then', 'and', 'red', 'just', 'justified', 'probable', 'local', 'ready', and 'left-right' are context-sensitive.

Gist of Idea

It is proposed that a huge range of linguistic items are context-sensitive


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 02.3)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.27

A Reaction

The clearest way to approach these things is ask what the (informal) domain of quantification is for that particular context. The domain can shift in the course of a sentence.