ㆍ발행기관 : 한국중앙영어영문학회ㆍ수록지정보 : 영어영문학연구 / 46권 / 1호 / 143 ~ 152 페이지 ㆍ저자명 : 윤흥섭
This paper aims to review some features of static and dynamic semantics and to suggest an alternative to them. First, I will investigate what static and dynamic semantics are and how they have been developed within the framework of formal semantics in terms of donkey sentences. This paper focuses especially on two topics from the donkey sentences. The first one is how an antecedent of donkey sentence can bind a donkey pronoun which falls outside the scope of its antecedent, and the second how to interpret strong and weak readings of donkey sentences properly. Static semantics succeeded in binding a donkey anaphora through DRS construction algorithm, but it has no interest in strong and weak readings of donkey sentences at all. Meanwhile, dynamic semantics succeeded to solve those two topics. Chierchia(1995) suggested that the weak reading of donkey sentences can be interpreted through the dynamic binding, while the strong one of them through the E-type pronoun with the maximality presupposition respectively. This paper, however, gives an alternative strategy for dealing with a strong reading within the framework of discourse representation theory, in which I insist that two readings be not totally independent but a strong reading be subordinated in a weak reading. In addition, I give some positive evidences that can support my alternative.