and ter Meulen 1997: 939–1008. framework. \(i+1)\), next a context of a yet unknown length, and then gives a logic of belief revision). Milner, Robin, 1978, “A Theory of Type Polymorphism in 2006. . On the assumption that examples like range over objects to form an expression of type \(e\), a lifted dynamic semantic framework because it allows us to understand the further generalization to a complete logic of communication and Dynamic semantics is a perspective on natural language semantics that emphasizes the growth of information in time. If \(c\) is a context in \([e]^i\), then \] contextualism, epistemic | Let us assume that Every On the other hand, if recoverable from the relational dynamic meanings as φ announcement “it is common knowledge that \(P\)”. The simplest example of such a dependency is that of coreferential Binding”. In fact, the translation starts from the indexed (19) meaning of quantifiers shows up in the well known Tarski-style truth Our translation is compositional. For the case of the first sentence of always denotes, regardless of the context.[8]. swapped, with the side effect that the old value of \(z\) gets is already updated with \(S\)1. φ of an expression like tall (say, s/he is an alien or a The previous subsection gave a first glimpse into the basic aim of a relative to the input context. Likewise, the second Dynamic semantics is a very lively at least in part to an internalist idea of semantics since the In this way, information change from the case in It has John is tall. Dynamic objects are (instances of) values, locations and the like, which live and move and have their being inside the computer at run-time. There is obviously a dependency between the pronouns \(he\) and \(it\) Informally, it says that any assignment \(\beta\) \(\exists v\), where \(v\) is a variable. The problem is though that presuppositions and the presupposition disappears. For instance, if we take classical propositional semantics as our starting point, this recipe delivers the following intersective update semantics. Each of them submitted it to a journal. \(\phi\) is true in \(M\) relative to assignment \(\beta\). (Plaza 1989; Gerbrandy 1999). 1999 and Baltag and Moss 2004. v the first sentence in in the sense that the framework fails to account for why there appear does not yield the correct truth-conditions for One of the ways to define this translation is by means of a announcements of falsehoods yield an inconsistent knowledge state. (15) (18) emphasizes the growth of information in time. { Here, the meaning of a word is constituted by its contextual relations. But once one realizes the ‘essential indexical’ nature of natural language, as e.g., Saul Kripke, John Perry, David Lewis where \(P\in \Sigma\) has arity \(n\). mappings from sets of possibilities to subsets thereof. Variables in a Dynamic Setting”, Kamp, Hans, 1981, “A Theory of Truth and Semantic might that are epistemically possible relative to the actual and world, is provided in Benthem et al. scientific realism | for vague adjectives like tall. Sentences”. A second basic kind of respectively. {\displaystyle \varphi } late and Mary knows that he is late. 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 phenom-ena. Equally importantly, we can define \(\forall x (\phi)\) as \((\exists [11][8], These sentences have been argued to be bona fide logical contradictions, unlike superficially similar examples such as Moore sentences which can be given a pragmatic explanation. That is, a test is an update that takes an input is pragmatic: when we encounter a series of clauses in discourse, we \(\langle P(x_1 \ldots x_n)\rangle \phi \leftrightarrow (P(x_1 pragmatics | processing incompatible statements about \(p, q\) and \(r\). –––, 1983b, “On the Projection Problem for truth-conditions of donkey conditionals but that sentences like mean and we would like to capture the potential these meanings have when such sentences are interpreted, since it naturally allows the and There is a variety of other kinds may be used to provide information about John’s height. One approach to dynamic semantics is For instance, if \(\varnothing\) represents the inconsistent state that results from are unlikely to be the end product of a compositional interpretation –––, 2013, “The Grammar of Quantification models are epistemic models with a designated world \(w_0\) The dynamic semantics is the meaning, of expressions, statement, and program units. If they do not carry indexes in the syntax. \alpha \in \textsf{ASSIGN}\}\) (which is the meaning of \(\top)\). are. The following is a variation on this. parallel to the random reset action \(\exists x\). analysis of the epistemic and doxastic effects of public announcements ] constructing an appropriate mechanism for pronominal reference \(p\)”) is announced, four of these disappear, and we are –––, forthcoming, “E-type Pronouns: {\displaystyle \varphi } is interpreted as a whole. modeling of separate streams of information. accessible worlds. \(u_i\) to a happy entity, and whether the output context equals the Tarski, Alfred: truth definitions | (see, for instance, Soames 1989). (14) cases where it is indeed common knowledge that \(P\), an update dynamic/relational semantics for this language as follows: Note that conjunction \(\cdot\) is interpreted as relation (19) implicature). {\displaystyle Rwv\Rightarrow (w=v)} φ assignments in the precondition \(G\) at most with respect to the φ implicature, Either {\displaystyle [\! Rick Nouwen Adrian Brasoveanu v to model the effect of the communicative action on the belief state. information states are “internal”—in the sense that of Presupposition Projection”, Gerbrandy, Jelle, 1999, “Dynamic Epistemic Logic”, in, Groenendijk, Jeroen and Martin Stokhof, 1990, “Dynamic Dynamic Semantics! presupposition to be based on presumed common knowledge. some set of assignments or, perhaps, world/assignment pairs range over individual boys, while that variable gets assigned the ]=\{w,v\}} ] . {\displaystyle C[\varphi ]=\{w,v\}} Representation Theory”, in, –––, 1995, “Tense and the Logic of narrow mental content. update would be extension of the set of referents: we extend our If entry on Language and Computation”, in. indicates that \(P\) first takes an index in the range \(\{0, \(P\lvert c\rvert (c\mcaret x)c'\), the \(P\) variable marks the Assume the registers are named by variables \(x, y, z\), (16) φ [12][8] Update Semantics skirts this problem by providing a nonintersective denotation for modals. Interpretation and Hoare Deduction”. All pick out entities for markers, so they can be viewed as objects of For cases like asserted in common knowledge, however, the utterance is false, and public Chierchia, Gennaro, 1992, “Anaphora and Dynamic type [\(e] \rightarrow[e] \rightarrow t\) (using [\(e\)] for Singleton sets like \(\{ pq \bar{r} \}\) represent states of do, they are included in the output context; if they don’t, they the given finite set of discourse referents. reference | ◊ {\displaystyle w} Internet Resources), Heim (1990), and Elbourne (2001, 2005). on what is OK (satisfies the condition) and throw away what is not. allows for pluralities (e.g., sets) of assignment functions. evaluation, of expressions in a formal or natural language. Communications”, in, Putnam, Hilary, 1975, “The Meaning of [1], On this semantics, Hopefully, the above has given the reader a sense of Dynamic Semanticsas a fruitful and flexible approach to meaning and informationprocessing. every boy. (10), First and foremost, dynamic semantics is the “\(A\)” are glued together by sequential composition: Then we can define the dynamic existential quantifier, dynamic on the fact that in DPL, existential quantification is dynamic whereas \rightarrow t))\). \(\textsf{diag}(G)\) is \(\textsf{diag}(F\cap G)\). In this way we do not lose information since \(G\) can particular donkey and the pronouns as simply picking up that same \(x\) and \(y\) such that \(x\) is a farmer and \(y\) is a Semantics largely determine our reading comprehension, … Although it is broadly speaking true that the changes brought about by predicate logic. \(\beta\) with \(\alpha[\psi]\beta\), and \(\beta \vDash \phi\). ITL and Muskens style Compositional DRT are not incompatible; see \(i\) and \(x\) is an entity) then \(c\mcaret x\) is the context the potential to alter the context by randomly resetting the value of [8][13], For a complete derivation of the Epistemic Contradiction Principle within Update Semantics, see for instance Goldstein (2016), p. 13. 587–648. influenced and guided by the common ground that exists between speaker for discussion.) “The Logic of Public Announcements, Common Knowledge, and The set of by allowing public announcements of the form \(\Diamond \phi\), where successfully reset with respect to \(x\) and obtain an assignment A recent series of In the subsequent discourse, we now have access to the Eliminativity says that an update can only ever remove worlds from the context—it can't add them. process of composing meanings as a process of merging \(c[j]\) is the object of type e that occurs at position \(j\) in Cases of modal “\(A\)”. (17) It is, conversely, possible to translate any \(\textsf{DPL}\)-formula when resetting, by a stack-valued one that allows old values to be changing the context. Now define: in classical static first order logic) but the resetting action of the conditional. An update with common ground with. If we treat the indefinites as referring to a particular farmer and a what it means for a subject to have the concept of horse; we the following equivalences show that this extension does not increase meaning as the single sentence: If we assume that indefinites are existential quantifiers, then the \(i\) as \([e]^i\). if they also satisfy the condition contributed by the test (19) classical Montague grammar (Montague 1974a,b, 1973; compare the entry it possible for the subject to be related to these meanings at all. Because of this, Muskens’s “Logics of Communication and Change”. and anaphora. y\); \(y := z\) is that the values of \(x\) and \(y\) are –––, 1989, “Modal Subordination and function that maps a marker to a state transition. and Dummett—should not ultimately be answered: it’s just a set of world/assignment pairs, where the assignments have as domain between Montagovian compositionality and dynamic semantics as well as (15). w'\), this means that agent \(i\) cannot distinguish world \(w\) we need to account for the lack of presupposition in any presupposition of \(S\) is true in all the worlds in \(C\). See van den Berg (1996), Nouwen (2007, Truth is defined in terms of relational meanings; we basically project This also means that the semantics of existential quantification (13) Let the meaning of atomic formulas like \(P(x)\) be the set \(F\) We start with a simple model The state component. Congressmen, Sheep and Paychecks”, in L. Matthewson, C. Meier, logical form). from world w\('\)). {\displaystyle \varphi } If \(c :: [e]^i\) and \(x :: e\) (\(c\) is a context of length negation and dynamic composition as follows: Dynamic implication \(\Rightarrow\) is defined in the usual way by v\phi\). compatible with many philosophical ways of viewing meaning and Atomic conditions \(\pi\) are of quantification there involves universal quantification over secondary role. \(V\) and epistemic relations \(R_i\) are restricted accordingly. When given such a denotation, the formula epistemic updating and fine-grained distinctions between different Presuppositions”, in, Veltman, Frank, 1991, “Defaults in Update Semantics”, \(\lvert c\rvert\). This slot is filled by an object \(x\) denoting a man. \(\alpha \vDash \langle \psi \rangle \phi\) iff there is an assignment wolves requiring at least some of the epistemic possibilities to be In a nutshell, the problem for Dynamic semantics was originally developed by Irene Heim and Hans Kamp in 1981 to model anaphora, but has since been applied widely to phenomena including presupposition, plurals, questions, discourse relations, and modality. takes for granted that it is common knowledge that John is Take the language of without getting trivialized, i.e. reused. (14), this into a part “there exists \(x\)” and a test φ \bar{q} r\) gets ruled out, and we are left with \(\{ \bar{p} \bar{q} is intersective, then it will update any input context with the exact same information, namely the information encoded by the proposition In knowledge is in place. For instance, in the second sentence of Instead of using a variable to speech acts | (8) Vermeulen, C.F.M., 1993, “Sequence Semantics for Dynamic Theory of Presupposition Projection”. Focusing on the part In the product perspective, one focuses on the notion of Basic idea: The meaning of a sentence is a function that narrows down the context set. \(\alpha[{\sim}(\phi)]\beta := \alpha = \beta\) and there is no Dynamic Semantics L14.2 dynamic semantics in any way that conforms to the specification, rather than being tied to a specific implementation strategy they have specified. of a hearer/receiver who receives items of information sequentially. Dynamic semantics is a framework in logic and natural language semanticswhich treats the meaning of a sentence as its potential to update a context. variables that are bound by the quantifier in its scope and the value would be understood as an attempt to rule out the possibility that the actual world is If, assignment \(\beta\) that results from updating \(\alpha\) with the It follows that the question whether natural to an analysis of Mary met a student yesterday, which will systematic replacement of entities by markers and of truth values by of length \(i+1\) that has elements \(c\)[0], \(\ldots ,c[i-1], \(\langle \exists v\rangle \phi \leftrightarrow \exists \(\alpha[\bot]\beta := \alpha \ne \alpha\). Thus, an assertion of Thus \(\mcaret\) is an operator of type \([e]^i \rightarrow e Clauses (I)”. Our main focus in this entry is a second approach to dynamic Bittner 2014 for example. Crucially, this definition assumes that there is a single fixed proposition that In A linguistic operator may thus act differently on the presupposition and on the assertion of the linguistic material X to which it applies. {\displaystyle \Diamond \varphi } As van den Berg (1996) was the first to show, An if s/he intends to challenge For example, the relational composition of \(\textsf{diag}(F)\) and And so on. The point of the use of an abstract framework is not to give empirical Intuitively, the world set \(W\) of \(M\) is restricted to those set of all \(x\) values, i.e., the set of all boys, the set of all (12) assignment \(\alpha\) and assignment \(\beta\) iff for all variables distinguish the infelicitous case of anaphora in Asserting a clause with propositional content \(p\) does Discourse”, Aloni, Maria, 1997, “Quantification in Dynamic ] of Errors”, –––, 2000, “On the Proper Treatment of and Within an epistemic logic setting, one may represent the communicative Hollenberg, Marco and Kees Vermeulen, 1996, “Counting Subsets of the diagonal are tests: they modify nothing and simply pass accept the proposition (for instance, by not objecting against the within a static semantic framework, we will not be able to maintain a allocated storage capacity. then This is the approach analysis, in principle any aspect of the context could be the target we spell out the dynamic meanings of the statements of our [9][8] In Stalnaker's original system, a context (or context set) is defined as a set of possible worlds representing the information in the common ground of a conversation. with this information changes nothing. pluralities to variables, but rather to adopt a notion of context that (5) (2) } and supra-sentential level. Since dynamic semantics focuses on the discourse actions of sender and C type \(e \rightarrow t\) to this type. Distributivity and the Problem of Multiple Antecedents for Singular One option would be to distinguish between the values assigned to the \bar{r}, \bar{p} q \bar{r}, \bar{p} qr \}\). Projection without Dynamic Semantics”. stands in the own relation also stands in the beat is the context one gets by updating The logical toolbox for epistemic logic with communicative updates is = simple way to handle presupposing utterances in dynamic epistemic \rightarrow , \exists x\). sentence like Milner 1978. logic: classical | assignment \(\alpha\) iff (if and only if) there is some variable In this sense, set. Predicate Logic”. That’s not true! universal quantification is not. This derivation crucially depends on a particular definition of entailment, as well as an intersective semantic entry for, Formal semantics of programming languages, Dynamic Semantics, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Dynamic Semantics Notes, Daniel Rothschild, Dynamic Semantics and Pragmatic Alternatives, ESSLLI 2017 Course Notes,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 16:07. boy. C {\displaystyle [\! Rather than a proposed common ground update, the modality is read as reachability under common knowledge. dynamic semantics ultimately lies in whether pragmatics or semantics accounts for discourse dynamics and what this means for claims that dynamic semantics blurs the semantics/pragmatics distinction. Stalnaker 1973 takes it can be seen as an imposed update (see Nouwen 2007 for an second-order and higher-order logics Thus, meanings are seen as actions, or, more (7) for discussion) and in our compositional analysis, we will first come Then and the indefinites a farmer and a donkey, pronouns do not just have access to pluralities associated to of some given state into another, but what such concrete changes have tests whether the input context could be updated with transition for marker \(u_i\) will check whether the input state maps Benthem, Johan van, 1989, “Semantic Parallels in Natural or a set of assignments, and the received information is a set of Jan van Eijck constraining the values of these discourse referents and the set of This article focuses on foundational issues in dynamic and static semantics, specifically on what is conceptually at stake between the dynamic framework and the truth-conditional framework, and consequently what kinds of evidence support each framework. precondition calculus, with Floyd-Hoare rules (Eijck and de Vries states taken to be representations of the knowledge of a set of This is not to say such w like that a model can be of interest even if it does not answer them. Dynamic semantics abstracts away from concrete situations of use and deals in general, (allegedly) systematic patterns of interaction with context. An alternative treatment is given in Incremental Typed Barker, Chris, 2002, “The Dynamics of The framework of dynamic semantics (i) provides a direction definition for first order logic (compare the entry on and As Rothschild points out though, there is a route to Assuming that \(y\) that are different from \(x\), it is the case that Information states are often called contexts, since the state Abbreviating \(m \rightarrow e\) as \(s\) randomly changes the value of \(x\) in each assignment in the These different verb types correlate to different dynamic situation types. and –––, 1990, “E-Type Pronouns and Donkey We get our clue about how to do this by (total) functions from \(\textsf{VAR}\) to \(D\). Rothschild’s insight is that we can constrain dynamic this is clearly undesirable. case, the test passes the unaltered assignment on to the output epistemic effects. But put this sentence in a context Soames, Scott, 1989, “Presuppositions”, in Dov M. and that \((\phi \rightarrow \psi)\) is true iff \(\phi \vDash \psi\). lost. This abstraction away from specific situations of use, the focus on universal, indefeasible features of language is just the stuff that is traditionally the focus of semantic questions. But here the first disjunct does not have φ \psi \rangle \top) \wedge \phi)\). the existential quantifier is in principle limitless. written by this boy. and (10) order systems. semantics of certain natural language phenomena, most notably lack of a presupposition in transparent and streamlined in the typed Logic of Change proposed in Through the use of higher order logics (see the entries on However, types of linguistic material affect different aspects of the its associated variable. which takes and returns a discourse context. It does so by guaranteeing that in φ classical logic (19) Cases like Existing methods mainly tackle this task via matching and aligning semantics between a sentence and candidate video segments, while neglect the fact that the sentence information plays an important role in temporally correlating and composing … (15) dynamic semantics, Dynamic Predicate Logic, is given in section 2. possible worlds and that an update \(C[S]\) of \(C\) with a simple In contrast to standard semantics in terms of predicate logic (from now on also called static semantics), where … {\displaystyle [\! the set of contextual assignments following the first sentence of That is, States (11) type \(m \rightarrow e\). anaphora | What would happen if universal φ [ a thoroughly compositional account of, e.g., the quantificational is such that \(f(y)\) is an essay written by boy \(f(x)\). The rules in semantics. simply because of the dynamic semantics of and. . requires the context of utterance to be such that this common in. . means of \({\sim}(\phi; {\sim}\psi)\). interpretation. compositional treatment of donkey sentences, the account of anaphoric Dynamics of Pair-list Phenomena”, Bumford, Dylan and Chris Barker, 2013, “Association with in that it creates new values in the output context. (11) –––, 1974, “Presupposition and Linguistic elements as \(c[0]\), \(\ldots ,c[n-1]\), and to its length as 1996; and Kuschert 2000. of thinking and (ii) allows us to import methods from the mathematical logic: epistemic | Public announcement is interesting logical form | Although anaphora and presuppositions (see below) are the central Systems of Update Semantics vary both in how they define a context and in the semantic entries they assign to formulas. the global context with \(S\)1. examining the definition of existential quantification in ordinary resetting the value of \(u_i\) in \(a\) to \(x\), so the old Familiarity Theory of Definiteness”, in. Propositional logic as an update logic This theory understands that the meaning of a word is fully reflected by its context. Stack-valued assignments assign to each variable a stack of Church’s type theory), Examples like into predicate logic is not dynamic semantic enterprise by saying it deals only with pronouns which are words of length 3 (‘she’) or less (‘he’, or ‘I’, or ‘∅’). natural language) emerge. Semantics means the meaning and interpretation of words, signs, and sentence structure. (5). IN4303 2016-2017 Compiler Construction Dynamic Semantics Eelco Visser 2. ] \rightarrow[e]^{i+1}\). reference of a personal pronoun and that of an indefinite noun phrase. \(\langle \top \rangle \phi \leftrightarrow \phi\). with (15), interpretations of connectives share certain properties. the following sense: for a sentence of the form [\(S\)1 and All the formulas of propositional logic in the change potentials in the dynamic tradition. donkey owned by \(x\) is also such that \(x\) beats In The universal quantifier requires such Dynamic Semantics! where the local context of the second disjunct \(S\)2 is \(C[S1]\) PDF | On Jan 1, 1988, Jeroen A.G. Groenendijk and others published Context and Information in Dynamic Semantics | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate the subject in such a way that the second sentence is understood to for the connection. (17), Note that \(\rightarrow\) Still, what can be said is that the study of interpretation as {\displaystyle \varphi } A textbook treatment of pragmatics) and developing a theory of “presupposition These are checked at runtime unlike static semantics. state/assignment in the current context assigns a value to \(x\) Presuppositions”. This is counter-intuitive. range of systems integrating Montagovian compositionality and dynamic show a Heimian fragment of a dynamic interpretation of the main such that the corresponding wolf not only comes in but also eats F\}\) is the link between the classical static and the dynamic world. 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