PP-2008-42: A Guide to Dynamic Semantics

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

[thumbnail of Full Text]
Text (Full Text)

Download (331kB) | Preview
[thumbnail of Abstract] Text (Abstract)

Download (907B)


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

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item