Two-Dimensional Semantics

[Revised entry by Laura Schroeter on April 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Two-dimensional (2D) semantics is a formal framework that is used to characterize the meaning
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[Revised entry by Laura Schroeter on April 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Two-dimensional (2D) semantics is a formal framework that is used to characterize the meaning of certain linguistic expressions and the entailment relations among sentences containing them. Two-dimensional semantics has also been applied to thought contents. In contrast with standard possible worlds semantics, 2D semantics assigns extensions and truth-values to expressions relative to two possible world parameters, rather than just one. So a 2D semantic framework provides finer-grained semantic values than those available within standard...

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