PP-2015-03: Natural Language and Logic of Agency

PP-2015-03: van Benthem, Johan (2015) Natural Language and Logic of Agency. [Report]

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This light piece reflects on analogies between two often disjoint streams of research: the logical semantics and pragmatics of natural language and dynamic logics of general information-driven agency. The two areas show significant overlap in themes and tools, and yet, the focus seems subtly different in each, defying a simple comparison. We discuss some unusual questions that emerge when the two are put side by side, without any pretense at covering the whole literature or at reaching definitive conclusions. Appeared in the "Journal of Logic, Language and Information".

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2015-03
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural language, semantics, pragmatics, dynamic-epistemic logic, games, agency
Subjects: Language
Depositing User: Johan Benthem
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/514

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