Linguistics and Philosophy

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 333–355

Three notions of dynamicness in language

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10988-016-9188-1

Cite this article as:
Rothschild, D. & Yalcin, S. Linguist and Philos (2016) 39: 333. doi:10.1007/s10988-016-9188-1


We distinguish three ways that a theory of linguistic meaning and communication might be considered dynamic in character. We provide some examples of systems which are dynamic in some of these senses but not others. We suggest that separating these notions can help to clarify what is at issue in particular debates about dynamic versus static approaches within natural language semantics and pragmatics.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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