indexical

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in·dex·i·cal

 (ĭn-dĕk′sĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or having the function of an index.
2. Linguistics Deictic.
n.
A deictic word or element.

indexical

(ɪnˈdɛksɪkəl)
adj
(Library Science & Bibliography) arranged as or relating to an index or indexes
n
(Linguistics) logic linguistics Also: deictic a term whose reference depends on the context of utterance, such as I, you, here, now, or tomorrow
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Adj.1.indexical - of or relating to or serving as an index
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Indexicals and Reference-Shifting: Towards a Pragmatic Approach, JONAS AKERMAN
1) I propose a new semantics for the I-concept, conceived for the first time as a special type of phenomenal concept; this semantics is inspired by that of a class of linguistic expressions called indexicals.
David Kaplan's semantic theory of indexicals (linguistic items that encompass the so-called "deictics") is certainly one of the most influential theories of indexicals in Linguistics and in Philosophy.
A further component of the semantic profile of indexicals and demonstratives is given by a rule for picking out a referent relative to a context of use.
Prosser calls this an error through misclassification, and he argues that judgments involving most indexicals and demonstratives are either IEM or immune to error through misclassification, but not both.
The first is the linguistic study of what personal indexicals ('I', 'me', etc.
A review of the notions of "Context" and "Circunstance" in Kaplan's theory of direct reference for indexicals
Contributors cover such topic as synchronic and diachronic evidence for parallels between noun phrases and sentences, the development of Creole languages, oppositions from proto-Indo-European to Latin, the development of early to late Latin, the history of two Greek tenses, actionality and aspect in Hittite, imperfectivity and complete events, transitions in Portuguese and Spanish, the old Nordic middle voice, tense and aspect in Semitic languages, the verb phrase in the Kerebe language, comparative TAM morphology in Niger-Congo, indexicals in Australian languages, and differential object marking in Sahidic Coptic.
Thanks to David Kaplan (1989a, 1989b), we all know how to handle indexicals like 'I'.
Reichenbachian approaches to indexicality contend that indexicals are "token-reflexives": semantic rules associated with any given indexical-type determine the truth-conditional import of properly produced tokens of that type relative to certain relational properties of those tokens.
5 Indeed,Carnap's biggest worry was that the logic of indexicals was terra incognita lying beyond the limits he had explored in his Logical Syntax of Language (Carnap, [1937], p.
It is much more sensible to allow that "good" is like indexicals in that it picks out different standards in different contexts, and that somehow features of the context determine what standards are picked out.