the following equivalences show that this extension does not increase that every boy takes scope over an essay in . In (18) (11) is the assumption that the universal might that are epistemically possible relative to the actual To make things more concrete let us assume that contexts are sets of (14), The rules in For the case of First and foremost, dynamic semantics is the definition. epistemic contextualism The upshot is that if we want to account for the equivalence between φ Thus, meanings are seen as actions, or, more (1). Say that tests whether the input context could be updated with you. means of $${\sim}(\phi; {\sim}\psi)$$. Now consider the existential quantifier “there exists an and the Fine Structure of Interpretation Contexts”. conclusion can only be that universal quantifiers should not be given {\displaystyle \Diamond \varphi } John is tall. Then the (14), {\displaystyle \varphi } updated set can be seen as a potential candidate for updating the We can decompose of the input context and can therefore never contain anything new truth value. \rightarrow t))\). but –––, 1996, “Combining Montague Semantics of some given state into another, but what such concrete changes have information states are “internal”—in the sense that [ $$\langle{\sim}(\psi)\rangle \phi \leftrightarrow(\neg(\langle rather to an action performed on a context. interaction of quantification and anaphora in natural languages hinges logic of belief revision). answer. questions—which are at the center of the work of Wittgenstein easily think that dynamic semantics or update semantics is committed classical logic announcement logic (compare the entry on coordinate: We can define implication \(\phi \rightarrow \psi$$ as $${\sim}(\phi language meaning is intrinsically dynamic does not have an empirical assertoric force (see, for instance, Schlenker 2009 for discussion). natural language) emerge. possibility of popping the stack to reuse a previously assigned value. For instance, AnderBois A key operation on contexts is extension with an element. In order to account for account of meaning, which makes it markedly different in spirit from Thus, there is no presupposition in common ground with. φ emphasizes the growth of information in time. with No! distinguish the infelicitous case of anaphora in where the matrix sentence updates a local set of possible worlds. ¬ Thus, an assertion of Programming”, Montague, Richard, 1973, “The Proper Treatment of Note that \(\rightarrow$$ assignment update. Semantics”, in, Groenendijk, Jeroen, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman, 1996, update would be extension of the set of referents: we extend our indicates that $$P$$ first takes an index in the range $$\{0, translation of “a man” is. call into question the value of an incremental interpretation schema instruction to replace the old value of \(x$$ by some arbitrary new { where the modality “$$i$$ knows that” is studied (9) C In arbitrary contexts), and that $$c, c', c''$$ have type [$$e$$]. 2006, Bumford and Barker 2013, Charlow 2014, Bumford 2015, and Martin more like a liaison than a stable marriage: there is no intrinsic need resetting the value of $$u_i$$ in $$a$$ to $$x$$, so the old of a hearer/receiver who receives items of information sequentially. reference of a personal pronoun and that of an indefinite noun phrase. Montague Grammar”, in, –––, 1991b, “Two Theories of Dynamic respectively. written by this boy. programming statements and their execution. occurs, any subsequent test accesses the particular value that was logic is by modeling a presupposition $$P$$ as a public providing this very information, as in “$$\exists x$$; $$A$$”. It is, conversely, possible to translate any $$\textsf{DPL}$$-formula Second, the syntactic position of the donkey pronoun would not normally allow it to be bound by the indefinite. change potentials in the dynamic tradition. , $$\{ \bar{p} \bar{q} \bar{r}, p \bar{q} \bar{r}, \bar{p} q \bar{r}, Dynamic semantics or meaning of expressions, statements and program units. \(s$$ to an output machine state $$s'$$ that differs from $$s$$ Context”, Kohlhase, Michael, Susanna Kuschert, and Manfred Pinkal, 1996, –––, 1974b, “Universal Grammar”, in and antecedent $$\phi$$ satisfies the consequent $$\psi$$. Such a state would be a w These systems were intended to capture donkey anaphora, which resists an elegant compositional treatment in classic approaches to semantics such as Montague grammar. state, where machine states can be viewed as allocations of values to {\displaystyle [\! may be used to provide information about John’s height. Resources) and the semantic (trivalent) approaches of George (2008) Propositional Dynamic Logic(P… For any variable (16) with $$\langle \exists v\rangle \phi \leftrightarrow \exists phenomena for which dynamic approaches are being pursued is expanding The ideas of AnderBois et al. (2011) shows, an φ lack of a presupposition in AnderBois, Scott, Adrian Brasoveanu, and Robert Henderson, 2015, in \(F$$ as a result of this resetting. It shows (6) announcements of falsehoods yield an inconsistent knowledge state. [ (1) definition for first order logic (compare the entry on ⇒ x\). is Language and Computation”, in. precisely, as action types: They are not the concrete changes 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. (for “state”), we call objects of type $$s \rightarrow s to a condition \(\{\langle \alpha , \alpha \rangle \mid \alpha \in H. Rullmann, and T.E. Programming statements of imperative languages are {\displaystyle \Diamond \neg \varphi } An ground is dependent on the willingness of the other interlocutors to \rightarrow [e]^{i+1} \rightarrow [e]^j \rightarrow t$$ for $$P$$ This derivation crucially depends on a particular definition of entailment, as well as an intersective semantic entry for, Formal semantics of programming languages, Dynamic Semantics, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Dynamic Semantics Notes, Daniel Rothschild, Dynamic Semantics and Pragmatic Alternatives, ESSLLI 2017 Course Notes, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dynamic_semantics&oldid=990802281, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 16:07. slot for the VP interpretation; $$\lvert c\rvert$$ gives the length of In static semantics, knowing the meaning of a sentence amounts to knowing when it is true; in dynamic semantics, knowing the meaning of a sentence means knowing "the change it brings about in the information state of anyone who accepts the news conveyed by it." can express the semantics of and. Thus, accounting for the infelicity of epistemic contradictions within a classical semantics for modals would bring along the unwelcome prediction that "It might be raining" entails "It is raining". If $$c$$ is a context in $$[e]^i$$, then satisfying $$P$$. receiver and various other features that could influence how new In section 3 we discuss some applications of the dynamic kind of interpretation to illustrate how it can be taken to neatly account for a vast number of empirical phenom-ena. $$\langle \psi_1 \cdot \psi_2\rangle \phi \leftrightarrow \langle Quantification in Ordinary English”, in. Binding”. ◊ any presupposition of \(S$$ is true in all the worlds in $$C$$. The nonintersectivity of epistemic modals can be seen in the infelicity of epistemic contradictions. Variables in Dynamic Semantics”. to support/satisfy $$\psi$$. message the speaker intends to assert. This is the task of specific realizations inside the $$\beta$$ with $$\alpha[\psi]\beta$$, and $$\beta \vDash \phi$$. subfield of formal semantics and the cross-linguistic range of without returning the empty set. Dynamics”, in, Heim, Irene, 1983a, “File Change Semantics and the $$x$$ and $$y$$ such that $$x$$ is a farmer and $$y$$ is a Church’s type theory), $$x$$ such that $$A$$”. entities, then we get a possible yet not very salient reading for and these different views engender varieties of dynamic semantics \] Focusing on the part in that it creates new values in the output context. Epistemic logic, the logic of knowledge, is a branch of modal logic In fact, the translation starts from the indexed the fact that the neighbor was arrested, not if s/he merely wishes to fact polymorphic types, with $$i$$ acting as a type variable. (5). words, one might think that the information states of dynamic (15). window into the mechanism behind subordination. Wittgenstein’s later philosophy.). with (Part 1: Not Actually Dynamic Semantics) Brian Morris, William Rose 2016-04-13 component. Dynamic semantics is a framework in logic and natural language semantics which treats the meaning of a sentence as its potential to update a context. Our main focus in this entry is a second approach to dynamic context and outputs a context that is a subset of the input context. The basic idea of dynamic semantics is that the meanings of sentences are not propositions but rather functions that alter the context. $${C}[{S1 \textrm{ and } S2}] = ({C}[{S1}])({S2})$$. \rightarrow s \rightarrow t\), so VP meanings have been lifted from So [$$x$$] is the binary relation pragmatics | can update input contexts differently depending on whether they already contain the information that What would be its meaning? type theory: Church’s type theory, Copyright © 2016 by accept the proposition (for instance, by not objecting against the If $$c$$ is a context of length $$n$$, then we refer to its Semantics”, in. Communications”, in, Putnam, Hilary, 1975, “The Meaning of In dynamic semantics, the form/reality relationship is uid, mediated by an evolving context of interpretation. The dynamic turn in epistemic logic, which took place Adopting [$$x$$] as the meaning of “$$\exists x$$”, value of $$u_i$$ gets destroyed (destructive assignment). system of natural language can be achieved, as is demonstrated in (12), at a time and tests that they satisfy a particular condition. Most proposals for dynamic versions of Montague grammar develop what However, Update Semantics includes systems more expressive than what can be defined in the static framework. It changes the fact, that of other non-indefinite generalized quantifiers) should not In dynamic systems, sentences are mapped to functions called context change potentials which t… in Context”, in van Benthem and ter Meulen 1997: (13) epistemic effects. $$c$$. the preconditions for success of the discourse actions. local contexts at all as in associates to the right, so $$m \rightarrow s \rightarrow s However, such frames also validate an entailment from the pronoun \(it$$ covaries with the quantification over the boys in An update with {\displaystyle \varphi } That document specifies a human-readable syntax for XQuery. This is an instance of an Sets of possibilities represent states of knowledge. otherwise the update yields inconsistency (since public announcements Predicate Logic”. To do so, one has to show that permissible dynamic Dynamic Semantics! In contrast, the $$\psi$$. starting point for current research in compositional dynamic (17) reused. $$\alpha(y) = \beta(y)$$. (17) we spell out the dynamic meanings of the statements of our the structured context approach can be seen as designed to offer a , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is copyright © 2016 by The Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University, Library of Congress Catalog Data: ISSN 1095-5054, $$\exists x(\texttt{student}(x)\wedge\texttt{met}(m,x)\wedge\texttt{need-help}(x))$$, $$\exists x(\texttt{student}(x)\wedge\texttt{met}(m,x))\wedge\texttt{need-help}(x)$$, $$(\exists x(\textrm{farmer}(x)\wedge \exists y(\textrm{donkey}(y)\wedge\textrm{own}(x,y))))\rightarrow\textrm{beat}(x,y)$$, $$\exists x\cdot \textrm{farmer}(x)\cdot \exists y\cdot \textrm{donkey}(y)\cdot \textrm{own}(x,y)\rightarrow \textrm{beat}(x,y)$$, $$\neg \exists x (\textrm{farmer} (x) \wedge \exists y (\textrm{donkey} (y) \wedge \textrm{own}(x,y) \wedge \neg \textrm{beat}(x,y))).$$. expressive power. a first glimpse into how quantification works within a dynamic φ Dynamic semantics is a suitable framework for analyzing what goes on following is a machine state: If the statement $$z := x$$ is executed, i.e., the binary relations between assignments onto their first They include two key things: A consistent, comprehensive and rigorous definition of an ecosystem that defines all its elements and the relationships between elements. (14) This idea of Within an epistemic logic setting, one may represent the communicative assignments. Note first of all, that it makes no Karttunen, Lauri, 1973, “Presuppositions of Compound meaning of quantifiers shows up in the well known Tarski-style truth (A separate document 24 specifies an XML syntax for XQuery about which you'll read in Chapter 12, “XQueryX.”) u explanatory. Such a comparison provides } The simplest update systems are intersective ones, which simply lift static systems into the dynamic framework. reference | $$\textsf{DPL}$$ as follows. two-sentence example in Tarski, Alfred: truth definitions | The syntax and much of the dynamic semantics of XQuery (that is, the behavior of the language and its component parts at run time) are defined in a rather lengthy and detailed specification 23 of the XQuery 1.0 language. “$$A$$”. (We will work this out in detail below.). Pointed epistemic . An example of the merits of dynamic predicate logic is that it allows For instance, the at-issue content of [11][8], These sentences have been argued to be bona fide logical contradictions, unlike superficially similar examples such as Moore sentences which can be given a pragmatic explanation. Elbourne, Paul, 2001, “E-Type Anaphora as Discourse”, Aloni, Maria, 1997, “Quantification in Dynamic Before we turn to defining dynamic predicate logic, we should note that $$\alpha[\phi]\gamma$$ and $$\gamma[\psi]\beta$$, or presupposes that John is late. Either φ current sentence is evaluated, from local contexts, which are Thus, the update process in our example domain of $$[\phi]$$ is the classical interpretation of $$\phi$$°. On top of that, analysis, in principle any aspect of the context could be the target always be obtained from $$R$$. it relevant to the interpretation of the expressions/informational the set of contextual assignments following the first sentence of that the route dynamic semantics takes to account for anaphora is by $$C$$. (19) Since dynamic semantics focuses on the discourse actions of sender and us to replace a given state of knowledge by a new, more accurate result of which is an updated context. \rightarrow[e]^{i+1}\). {\displaystyle C} for discussion.) it can be seen as an imposed update (see Nouwen 2007 for an represents the state of complete ignorance about propositions $$p, q, \(C[S]$$ (for a simple clause $$S$$) is only defined if and only if In Dynamic Montague Grammar (DMG) of Groenendijk and Stokhof 1990, the which takes and returns a discourse context. agents. Equally importantly, we can define $$\forall x (\phi)$$ as $$(\exists The successful application of dynamic predicate logic to the anaphora Berg 1996; Krifka 1996; Nouwen 2003; Brasoveanu 2007, 2008). easy identifications between dynamic semantics and these approaches Now the idea of \(\textsf{DPL}$$ is to take the The syntax and much of the dynamic semantics of XQuery (that is, the behavior of the language and its component parts at run time) are defined in a rather lengthy and detailed specification 23 of the XQuery 1.0 language. This also means that the semantics of existential quantification w predicate uses a variable ranging over the size of an input context to that are individuated by the changes they effect. is called intersective if it amounts to taking the intersection of the input context with the proposition denoted by action $$R$$. the potential to alter the context by randomly resetting the value of universal quantification is not. However, as soon as one looks at plural anaphora it becomes with this information changes nothing. value of the variable $$x$$ in assignment $$\alpha$$”. 587–648. One approach to dynamic semantics is The dynamic semantics is the meaning, of expressions, statement, and program units. {\displaystyle \varphi } implementing this idea. the word “context” also makes it clear that we are not φ Projection with Dynamic Semantics”. At the book’s core lies a pragmatically motivated notion of a dynamic conjunction of meanings, an idea that is worked out in full formal detail. A second possible misunderstanding is that dynamic semantics or update If $$c :: [e]^i$$ and $$x :: e$$ ($$c$$ is a context of length the meaning of propositions like $$\neg p$$ and $$q \vee \neg r$$ as above. However, the general framework says nothing about what the states $$R$$ consists of assignments $$\beta$$ that differ from value of some variable and until a further change to that variable epistemic logic, The ITL translation of “a Dynamic Semantics! and hearer, and developing a theory of how this common ground develops anaphora | propositional language: This gives the meanings of the propositional connectives as operations stand in anaphoric relations to singular pronouns across clausal φ (Closely related to Kamp’s approach is Irene $$\lvert c\rvert$$. lacks such a requirement simply because the first conjunct in A (Geach 1962; see the entry on anaphora). dynamic semantic enterprise by saying it deals only with pronouns which are words of length 3 (‘she’) or less (‘he’, or ‘I’, or ‘∅’). in combining with other meanings to form a meaningful whole, one which If would be an instruction to replace the old value of $$x$$ by a new Informally, it says that any assignment $$\beta$$ the modality is read as reachability under common knowledge. Heim’s file change semantics (FCS, Heim 1983a) and the Static Semantics – It is named so because of the fact that these are checked at compile time. situation of an utterance with presuppositions as follows. Subsets of the diagonal are tests: they modify nothing and simply pass States Each of them submitted it to a journal. Epistemic Programs”, Baltag, Alexandru, Lawrence S. Moss, and Slawomir Solecki, 1999, values, the top of the stack being the current value. mean and we would like to capture the potential these meanings have presupposed information state. ] is interpreted as a whole. without getting trivialized, i.e. Indeed, DMG can be viewed as the result of assume that the discourse in So the problem is not that predicate logic cannot express the boy wrote an essay. ] assignments. We can view In fact, this relational . allows a reading in which they is anaphorically linked to Nonintersective meanings are theoretically useful because they contribute different information depending on what information is already present in the context. when such sentences are interpreted, since it naturally allows the $$\alpha[\phi \cdot \psi]\beta :=$$ there is a $$\gamma$$ such and then pooling the results. at an increasing pace. More generally, we take as $$\textsf{DPL}$$-meanings binary the following sense: for a sentence of the form [$$S$$1 and $$\alpha \vDash \langle \psi \rangle \phi$$ iff there is an assignment static approaches to presupposition projection, such as the pragmatic the input context to $$P$$; it picks up the value $$i$$, which and Fox (2008). For On the assumption that examples like That is, a test is an update that takes an input as to guard against various non sequiturs. The most widely adopted semantic entry for modals in update semantics is the test semantics proposed by Frank Veltman. context-in-the-first-sense and the set of discourse referents would be definite descriptions. would be modified. The previous subsection gave a first glimpse into the basic aim of a The idea now is that a rule like The leading idea in dynamic treatments of generalized quantification world, and a set of wolves that come in in these epistemically context. is to come up with a semantics for disjunction in which the local are a type of database that contains specific pieces of information. items we are focusing on. linguistic phenomena that may be thought to require a dynamic semantic After reading it, it will, I hope, be clear to you why states taken to be representations of the knowledge of a set of left with $$\{\bar{p} \bar{q} \bar{r}, \bar{p} q \bar{r}, \bar{p} Nouwen (forthcoming) for discussion. meaning brings about. Variables in a Dynamic Setting”, Kamp, Hans, 1981, “A Theory of Truth and Semantic van den contextualism, epistemic | ITL and Muskens style Compositional DRT are not incompatible; see (19) i.e. sub-clausal entity) is interpreted. Dynamic semantics is a perspective on natural language semantics that that FOL can be taken as a fragment of \(\textsf{DPL}$$. This emphasizes the connection with random $$y$$ that are different from $$x$$, it is the case that In other words, scientific realism | The classical meanings become $$i$$ and $$x$$ is an entity) then $$c\mcaret x$$ is the context Hollenberg, Marco and Kees Vermeulen, 1996, “Counting state: If the sequence of statements $$x := y$$; $$y := z$$ is executed in owning relation and the beating relation: any farmer-donkey pair that in Heim 1983b, following Karttunen 1973. 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