LP-1994-11: Predicate Logic with Anaphora

LP-1994-11: Dekker, Paul (1994) Predicate Logic with Anaphora. [Report]

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In this paper I make a case for a separate treatment of (singular) anaphoric
pronouns within a predicate logic with anaphora (PLA). Discourse
representation theoretic results (from Kamp 1981) can be formulated in a
compositional way, without fiddling with orthodox notions of scope and
binding. In contrast with its predecessor dynamic predicate logic
(Groenendijk and Stokhof 1991), the system of PLA is a proper extension of
ordinary predicate logic and it has a genuine update semantics. Moreover, in
contrast with other compositional reformulations of DRT, the semantics of PLA
remains well within the bounds of ordinary, extensional type theory.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: LP-1994-11
Series Name: Logic, Philosophy and Linguistics (LP)
Year: 1994
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:39
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:39
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1213

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