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Title: Dynamic quantification in logic and computational semantics
Author: Lewin, Ian
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1993
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Dynamic Interpretation can be characterized by the idea that when we understand some part of language, we not only use contextual features to help us in interpreting it but we also, as a result of interpreting it, generate a new context in which further interpretation can take place. The output context for one expression can become the input context for another. Contexts are thereby threaded through the interpretation of language. This thesis extends current ideas in Dynamic Semantics in two directions: first, by defining a precise dynamic truth definition for a fragment of English, rather than a strictly logical language; and, secondly, by defining a dynamic logic with binary structured quantifiers where information from the first argument is threaded into the second.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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