Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 141–168

Intensionality and context change

Towards a dynamic theory of propositions and properties
  • Gennaro Chierchia

DOI: 10.1007/BF01110613

Cite this article as:
Chierchia, G. J Logic Lang Inf (1994) 3: 141. doi:10.1007/BF01110613


It is arguably desirable to have a theory of meaning that (i) does not identify propositions with sets of worlds, (ii) enables to capture the dynamic character of semantic interpretation and (iii) provides the basis for a semantic program that incorporates and extends the achievements of Montague semantics. A theory of properties and propositions that meets these desiderata is developed and several applications to the semantic analysis of natural languages are explored.

Key words

propertiespropositionsdynamic semanticsMontague semanticspossible worldscharactersλ-calculusScott DomainsFrege Structures

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gennaro Chierchia
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityItaly
  2. 2.University of MilanItaly