Chains and the Common Ground

  title={Chains and the Common Ground},
  author={Anton Benz},
In this paper we provide a description of how the iterated specific use of an indefinite NP can lead to the establishment of referential chains across dialogues and dialogue participants. We describe how they introduce discourse referents, how they are related to the common ground, and how this common ground can be represented by the dialogue participants. Of central concern is the methodological part. We combine methods known from dynamic semantics/DRT on the one side, and theories for multi… CONTINUE READING
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