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Extant contextualist theories have relied on the mechanism of pragmatically driven modulation to explain the way non-indexical expressions take on different interpretations in different contexts. In this paper I argue that a modulation-based contextualist semantics is untenable with respect to non-ambiguous expressions whose invariant meaning fails to determine a unique literal interpretation, such as 'lawyer' 'musician' 'book' and 'game'. The invariant meaning of such an expression correspondsdoi:10.1007/s11229-015-0982-z fatcat:tyr5e2yrfzbejgxdtzy2pwqt6i