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Structured Contexts and Anaphoric Dependencies

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Sensitivity to the extra-linguistic context, as exhibited by indexical and demonstrative expressions, and sensitivity to the linguistic context, as exhibited by, for example, anaphoric uses of third person pronouns, are regularly regarded as different and independent phenomena. The data on indexicals, demonstratives, and third person pronouns, however, call for a more unified notion of context and of context sensitivity. This paper aims to develop such a unified picture by generalizing the notion of anaphora to encompass extra-linguistic context dependency and generalizing the notion of a structured discourse context so that contexts contain antecedents for expressions that refer to entities in the extra-linguistic context.
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hal-03260621 , version 1 (15-06-2021)



Julie Hunter. Structured Contexts and Anaphoric Dependencies. Philosophical Studies, 2014, 168 (1, Special Issue March 2014), pp.35--58. ⟨10.1007/s11098-013-0209-4⟩. ⟨hal-03260621⟩
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