I was pondering today whether or not context and subtext were related directly to certain information elements and if so, which elements specifically. Just to quickly clarify what I mean by context and subtext:
Context: The circumstantial meaning given to something. For instance, in language we have a series of words with definitions, some with more than one definition. It's often important to understand the contextual layers of something in order to understand the meaning of a word in a sentence.
Subtext: The inherent meaning of something, sometimes not obvious, but still there if you look for it. A sort of reading between the lines. For example in my french class today students had a problem with the phrase "Les lapins mangent la nuit" which translates literally to "Rabbits eat night". Now in non-poetic language one should be able to reason that rabbits can't eat night. However, if you know that people tend to drop out sounds in language out of laziness and convenience and you realize that night is related to a time, it becomes obvious that this sentence is simply missing a preposition: "Les lapins mangent à la nuit" - "Rabbits eat at night".
This got me thinking about the differences between the implicit and explicit. I've always thought of my understanding of context and subtext as related to Ne/Ni (in contrast to Se/Si who would disregard context/subtext and focus on the a more immediate/literal connotation). However, there is admittedly the possibility that context/subtext is more related to more of a T/F axis.
I don't want to go into detail on my own scattered thoughts on this subject, mostly I was curious about the input of others.
What do you think about context/subtext? Is it related to N/S? T/F? Nothing? Everything? Something entirely different?