Where is the destructive update problem?

Simon Charlow

Abstract


I critically examine several objections to ‘destructive update’ of assignment functions in dynamic theories of anaphora, using a modular compositional treatment of the static/dynamic divide to highlight what static and dynamic approaches to assignment functions have in common, and how they differ.


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Keywords


dynamic semantics; assignment functions; variables

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.12.10

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

ISSN: 1937-8912

Journal doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp