12.28 Example: Fear of Dogs and Chiens Part 3

But then his friend tells him that chien is the French word for dog. Suddenly the man gets very afraid. The psychological functions of the word chien were transformed to resemble those of actual dogs in this context. Why? Because the man’s friend provided him with contextual cues that specified a combinatorially entailed relation of equivalence between the word chien and actual dogs.

A cartoon man with a speech bubble that says cheen.
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