Download Historical Semantics and Cognition by Andreas Blank PDF

By Andreas Blank

Includes revised papers from a September 1996 symposium which supplied a discussion board for synchronically and diachronically orientated students to interchange principles and for American and eu cognitive linguists to confront representatives of other instructions in ecu structural semantics. Papers are in sections on theories and versions, descriptive different types, and case reports, and think about components akin to cognitive and structural semantics, diachronic prototype semantics, synecdoche as a cognitive and communicative technique, and intensifiers as pursuits and resources of semantic switch.

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Download The Semantics of Aspect and Modality: Evidence from English by Galia Hatav PDF

By Galia Hatav

This quantity presents a severe assessment of study in stressful, element and modality, in addition to within the semantics of the verbal procedure in biblical Hebrew. the writer indicates a brand new strategy for studying the biblical Hebrew verb method, exhibiting it to be tenseless. the final technique followed within the ebook is largely of fact conditional semantics and adheres heavily to Kamp's DRT (Discoure illustration Theory). for every phenomenon coated, the correct literature is surveyed and significantly mentioned with regards to English and, whilst correct, to different languages. The conclusions arrived at are then utilized to biblical Hebrew.

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Download Where Semantics meets Pragmatics, Volume 16 (Current by Klaus Von Heusinger, Ken Turner PDF

By Klaus Von Heusinger, Ken Turner

"The present study within the Semantic / Pragmatics Interface" (CRiSPI) sequence has carved out a brand new and colourful quarter of analysis. This quantity bargains the reader a state of the art checklist of latest and proven learn during this quarter. Von Heusinger and Turner's cautious collection of issues and members guarantees that every bankruptcy integrates semantic and pragmatic proof right into a unmarried conception, that every unearths an sufficient department of theoretical labour and that every makes an attempt to layout and corroborate a chic account of which means and use that might be appropriate with different features of human behaviour. Importantly, every one paper within the quantity makes a speciality of linguistic element, no longer in basic terms summary discussions of a theoretical nature. hence each one paper makes vast connection with the semantic and pragmatic evidence of English and in addition different languages.This reference offers all the proposed analyses a extra sufficient empirical side and a sharper theoretical concentration. This publication is a needs to for all students and scholars drawn to the hot and colourful self-discipline of semantics-pragmatics and to someone who's fascinated with the chance of operating past the conventional disciplinary obstacles of linguistics and the philosophy of language. The chapters during this quantity originate from a workshop on the Linguistic Society of the United States summer time Institute, held at Michigan nation college. 'An very good number of papers on a major and hotly debated factor. The editors set the level with a necessary introductory assessment (more vigorous and opinionated than is common in such introductions), and the papers provide precise research of particular structures, in addition to illumination of common foundational questions on how semantics and pragmatics may be practiced' - Robert Stalnaker, MIT, USA.'The family among semantics and pragmatics have continuously been stricken, and are inclined to stay so. This quantity won't settle the dispute, however it includes ratings of latest arguments, observations, and concepts that might support to explain the place we stand, and the place we'd move from right here. the place semantics meets pragmatics is needed analyzing for researchers in either fields, no matter what these might be' - Bart Geurts, college of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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Download Concept Structuring Systems (Toward a Cognitive Semantics, by Leonard Talmy PDF

By Leonard Talmy

During this two-volume set Leonard Talmy defines the sphere of cognitive semantics. He ways the query of ways language organizes conceptual fabric either at a common point and through examining a very important set of specific conceptual domain names: house and time, movement and placement, causation and strength interplay, and a spotlight and perspective. Talmy continues that those are one of the so much basic parameters through which language constructions belief. via combining those conceptual domain names into an built-in complete, Talmy indicates, we strengthen our figuring out of the general conceptual and semantic constitution of common language. quantity 1 examines the elemental platforms in which language shapes innovations. quantity 2 units forth typologies based on which ideas are established and the procedures in which they're dependent.

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Download Cognition, Semantics and Philosophy: Proceedings of the by Luis Aguado Aguilar (auth.), Jesús Ezquerro, Jesús M. PDF

By Luis Aguado Aguilar (auth.), Jesús Ezquerro, Jesús M. Larrazabal (eds.)

THE position OF PHILOSOPHY IN COGNITIVE technology over the last few years, many books were released and plenty of conferences were hung on Cognitive technology. A cursory evaluation in their contents indicates one of these variety of themes and methods that one may possibly good infer that there are not any actual standards for classifying a paper or a lecture as a contribution to Cognitive technological know-how. it really is as if the single criterion is to have seemed in a publication or within the programme of a gathering or identify we will be able to locate the expression " . . . Cognitive technology" in whose identify or anything like that. probably this case is because of the (relative) formative years of the sector, that's looking its personal identification, nonetheless concerned with a technique of formation and consolidation in the medical group; yet there are literally deep disagreements approximately how a technology of the brain may be labored out, together with the right way to comprehend its personal topic, that's, "the brain. "While for a few the time period makes connection with a collection of phenomena most unlikely to know by way of any clinical method, for others "the brain" will be a type of fantasy, and the psychological phrases watch for removal by way of different extra convenient and empirically tractable terms.

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Download Lexical Plurals: A Morphosemantic Approach by Paolo Acquaviva PDF

By Paolo Acquaviva

This e-book explores the wide range of instances within which the plural of nouns is lexical. whilst a plural is lexicalized it turns into a part of what it truly is to grasp a definite observe: pence, for instance, is lexical since it potential a plurality of a undeniable sort - a a number of worth, no longer a suite of actual items like pennies - and understanding this examining is understanding the notice. Languages convey numerous examples of comparable word-dependent irregularities within the shape and which means of plural, yet those have by no means been analyzed intensive from a unified viewpoint. Dr. Acquaviva goals to do exactly that, utilizing analytic instruments from formal semantics and theoretical morphology to make clear the relation among grammar and the lexicon. After an advent starting off his strategy he divides the ebook into components. the 1st offers a dependent description of the methods plurality will be lexicalized with an emphasis on description and categorization. the second one analyzes extensive types of lexical plurals in Italian, Irish, Arabic and Breton. a last bankruptcy spells out the theoretical outcomes for the research of the lexicon. The e-book is rare in combining a huge typological type with a unified morphological and semantic research in response to a proper framework.

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Download Typological Studies: Word Order and Relative Clauses by Guglielmo Cinque PDF

By Guglielmo Cinque

In this publication, Cinque takes a generative point of view on typological questions when it comes to observe order and to the syntax of relative clauses. specifically, Cinque seems to be at: the placement of the pinnacle vis à vis the relative clause with regards to the placement of the verb vis à vis his item; a normal cross-linguistic research of correlatives; the necessity to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, kind of non-restrictives (with languages differing to whether they own either, one, the opposite, or neither); a selective form of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative cartoon of a extra plentiful paintings in development on a unified research of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.

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