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Nellie Wieland
California State University, Long Beach
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In this paper, I argue that Contextualist theories of semantics are not undermined by their purported failure to explain the practice of indirect reporting. I adoptCappelen & Lepore's test for context sensitivity to show that the scope of context sensitivity is much broader than Semantic Minimalists are willing to accept. Thefailure of their arguments turns on their insistence that the content of indirect reports is semantically minimal
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Context Sensitivity  Pragmatics  Semantics
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ISBN(s) 0031-8205
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00360.x
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