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LINGUIST List 16.3214

Tue Nov 08 2005

Books: Philosophy of Lang/Semantics: Werning et al (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Rafael Huentelmann, The Compositionality of Meaning and Content: Werning, Machery, Schurz (Eds)
        2.    Rafael Huentelmann, The Compositionality of Meaning and Content (Vol. II): Werning, Machery, Schurz (Eds)


Message 1: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content: Werning, Machery, Schurz (Eds)
Date: 04-Nov-2005
From: Rafael Huentelmann <infoontosverlag.com>
Subject: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content: Werning, Machery, Schurz (Eds)


Title: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content
Subtitle: Volume I: Foundational Issues
Series Title: Linguistics & Philosophy
Published: 2005
Publisher: ontos verlag
                www.ontosverlag.com

Book URL: http://www.ontos-verlag.de/Buchreihen-LP-Schurz.html

Editor: Markus Werning, University of Duesseldorf
Editor: Edouard Machery, University of Duesseldorf
Editor: Gerhard Schurz, University of Duesseldorf
Hardback: ISBN: 3937202528 Pages: 307 Price: Europe EURO 79.00
Abstract:

Representational systems such as language, mind and perhaps even the brain
exhibit a structure that is often assumed to be compositional. That is, the
semantic value of a complex representation is determined by the semantic
value of their parts and the way they are put together. Dating back to the
late 19th century, the principle of compositionality has regained wide
attention recently. Since the principle has been dealt with very
differently across disciplines, the aim of the two volumes is to bring
together the diverging approaches. They assemble a collection of original
papers that cover the topic of compositionality from virtually all
perspectives of interest in the contemporary debate. The well-chosen
international list of authors includes psychologists, neuroscientists,
computer scientists, linguists, and philosophers.

The first volume focuses on the justification, scope and formal analysis of
compositionality, its relation to holism and contextual aspects, as well as
its implications for the nature of meaning, thought and other forms of
representation.


Contributors: Daniel Cohnitz, Reinaldo Elugardo, Tim Fernando, Ken Gemes,
Verena Gottschling, Pierre Jacob, Hannes Leitgeb, Menno Lievers, Alda Mari,
Jaume Mateu, Jaroslav Peregrin, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Gerhard Schurz,
Markus Werning.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): None ()

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17181


Message 2: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content (Vol. II): Werning, Machery, Schurz (Eds)
Date: 04-Nov-2005
From: Rafael Huentelmann <infoontosverlag.com>
Subject: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content (Vol. II): Werning, Machery, Schurz (Eds)


Title: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content
Subtitle: Volume II: Applications to Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience
Series Title: Linguistics & Philosophy
Published: 2005
Publisher: ontos verlag
                www.ontosverlag.com

Book URL: http://www.ontos-verlag.de/Buchreihen-LP-Werning.html

Editor: Edouard Machery, University of Duesseldorf
Editor: Markus Werning, University of Duesseldorf
Editor: Gerhard Schurz, University of Duesseldorf
Hardback: ISBN: 3937202536 Pages: 306 Price: Europe EURO 84.00
Abstract:

Representational systems such as language, mind and perhaps even the brain
exhibit a structure that is often assumed to be compositional. That is, the
semantic value of a complex representation is determined by the semantic
value of their parts and the way they are put together. Dating back to the
late 19th century, the principle of compositionality has regained wide
attention recently. Since the principle has been dealt with very
differently across disciplines, the aim of the two volumes is to bring
together the diverging approaches. They assemble a collection of original
papers that cover the topic of compositionality from virtually all
perspectives of interest in the contemporary debate. The well-chosen
international list of authors includes psychologists, neuroscientists,
computer scientists, linguists, and philosophers.

The second volume is devoted to issues of compositionality that arise in
the sciences of language, the investigation of the mind, and the modeling
of representational brain functions. How could compositional languages
evolve? How many sentences are needed to learn a compositional language?
How does compositionality relate to the interpretation of texts, the
generation of idioms and metaphors, and the understanding of aberrant
expressions? What psychological mechanism underlies the combination of
complex concepts? And finally, what neuronal structure can possibly realize
a compositional system of mental representations?

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Neurolinguistics
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17182


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