PP-2008-42: A Guide to Dynamic Semantics

PP-2008-42: Dekker, Paul (2008) A Guide to Dynamic Semantics. [Report]

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In this article we give an introduction to the idea and workings of dynamic semantics. We start with an overview of its historical background and motivation in this introductory section. An in-depth description of a paradigm version of dynamic semantics, Dynamic Predicate Logic, is given in section 2. In section 3 we discuss some applications of the dynamic kind of interpretation to illustrate how it can be taken to neatly account for a vast number of empirical phenomena. In section 4 more radical extensions of the basic paradigm are discussed, all of them systematically incorporating previously deemed pragmatic aspects of meaning in the interpretational system. Finally, a discussion of some more general, philosophical and theoretical, issues surrounding dynamic semantics can be found in section 5.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2008-42
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: semantics, dynamics, pragmatics
Depositing User: Paul Dekker
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/316

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