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Put differently, the information containedin Heim's world-assignmentpairs «w, aN» is implicitly representedin the ContextSet for a given discourseby virtue of the fact that the discourseitself is taking place. Put slightly more technically, the speakerand the addressee must presupposethat their conversationis taking place. , a monotonicallydecreasing Context Set). An increasein information is always representedin a decrease in the ContextSet. That is, after updateof a context C with the information expressedby a sentenceS, the surviving context C' is always smaller than C.
DetectiveBriscoe is a man. Now considerasserting(44a) in a situation in which the addresseedoes not know either Detective Briscoe'sgenderor DetectiveBriscoe'smarital status. The initial context is modeledin (45). (45) Briscoe is a man Initial ContextC: a discourse. Briscoe is married Briscoe is not married a discourse. Briscoe is a woman W 9' wJO'} w I3 ' w I4 } 46 DiscourseAdjectives When (44a), which expressesthe proposition that Briscoe is a bachelor, is assertedthe only worlds that will survive updateare worlds of which Briscoe is an unmarriedman is true.
Consider(35). (35) It is clear that Briscoeis a detective. For (35) to be truly and felicitously uttered, both the speaker and the addresseemust alreadyhave at their disposalsufficient evidenceto conclude that Briscoe is a detective. Sentence(35) does not assert that Briscoe is a detective;at leastnot intuitively, nor doesit even presupposethat Briscoe is a detective,as was discussedin ChapterTwo and as will be discussedin further detail below. Thus, sentences like (35) presentan apparentcounterexampleto the standardassumptionin (1).