Situations in Natural Language Semantics

[Revised entry by Angelika Kratzer on January 20, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Situation semantics was developed as an alternative to possible worlds semantics. In situation semantics,
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[Revised entry by Angelika Kratzer on January 20, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Situation semantics was developed as an alternative to possible worlds semantics. In situation semantics, linguistic expressions are evaluated with respect to partial, rather than complete, worlds. There is no consensus about what situations are, just as there is no consensus about what possible worlds or events are. According to some, situations are structured entities consisting of relations and...

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