Dialectica 68 (4):499-523 (2014)

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Alex Davies
University of Tartu
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In the literature on linguistic context-sensitivity, a recurrent move has been made with the intention of attacking Charles Travis's occasion-sensitivity. The move is to provide a semantic analysis of the meaning of an expression which makes the content of that expression context sensitive but without providing any reason to think that the meaning of the expression is a character. I argue that this move is off-target. Such proposals are entirely consistent with occasion-sensitivity and so don't constitute an attack on it.
Keywords context sensitivity  occasion sensitivity  truth conditional semantics  semantics  Charles Travis  Nat Hansen  Kennedy and McNally  Szabo
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DOI 10.1111/1746-8361.12082
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