You just can't tell: An analysis of the non-specific use of indexicals

Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (2):103-118 (2001)
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In this paper I provide a semantic analysis of non-specific uses of indexical expressions, such as "you" in typical utterances of "you just can't tell". My treatment employs independently motivated conceptual tools, such as the treatment of generics within Discourse Representation Theory, and the distinction between context of utterance and context of interpretation.

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