Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

From Frege to dynamic theories of meaning

Alice G. B. ter Meulen a1
a1 Center for Language and Cognition, University of Groningen, 9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands


In designing stratified models of human language, understanding notions of logical consequence and validity of inference require separating the aspects of meaning that vary between models from logical constants. Modelling meaning requires choices regarding the primitives, where the Fregean program is still offering us the fundamental insights on the role of truth, judgement, and grasping or sharing of thoughts.