Exclusive Updates

  • Elizabeth Coppock
  • David Beaver
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_30

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)
Cite this paper as:
Coppock E., Beaver D. (2012) Exclusive Updates. In: Aloni M., Kimmelman V., Roelofsen F., Sassoon G.W., Schulz K., Westera M. (eds) Logic, Language and Meaning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7218. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper develops a type of dynamic semantics in which contexts include not only information, but also questions, whose answers are ranked by strength. The questions can be local to the restrictor of a quantifier, and the quantifier can bind into them. The proposed framework satisfies several desiderata arising from quantificational expressions involving exclusives (e.g. only,just, mere and sole), allowing: (i) presupposed questions; (ii) presuppositional constraints on the strength ranking over the answers to the question under discussion; (iii) quantificational binding into such presupposed questions; and (iv) compositional derivation of logical forms for sentences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Coppock
    • 1
  • David Beaver
    • 2
  1. 1.Heinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.University of Texas at AustinUSA

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