Meaning in motion

In von Heusinger & Urs Egli (eds.), Reference and Anaphoric Relations. Dordrecht: Kluwer. pp. 47-76 (2000)
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Abstract

The paper sketches the place of dynamic semantics within a broader picture of developments in philosophical and linguistic theories of meaning. Some basic concepts of dynamic semantics are illustrated by means of a detailed analysis of anaphoric definite and indefinite descriptions, which are treated as contextually dependent quantificational expressions. It is shown how a dynamic view sheds new light on the contextual nature of interpretation, on the difference between monologue and dialogue, and on the interplay between direct and indirect information.

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Martin Stokhof
University of Amsterdam

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