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LINGUIST List 18.3751

Sat Dec 15 2007

Books: Semantics/Philosophy of Lang: Gundelm, Hedberg (Eds)

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        1.    Elyse Turr, Reference: Gundelm, Hedberg (Eds)


Message 1: Reference: Gundelm, Hedberg (Eds)
Date: 13-Dec-2007
From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: Reference: Gundelm, Hedberg (Eds)
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Title: Reference
Subtitle: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Series Title: New Directions in Cognitive Science
Published: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Editor: Jeanette K. Gundel
Editor: Nancy Hedberg
Hardback: ISBN: 9780195331639 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 65.00
Abstract:

The ability to produce and understand referring expressions
is basic to human language use and human cognition.
Reference comprises the ability to think of and represent
objects (both real and imagined/fictional), to indicate to
others which of these objects we are talking about, and to
determine what others are talking about when they use a
nominal expression.

The articles in this volume are concerned with some of the
central themes and challenges in research on reference
within the cognitive sciences - philosophy (including
philosophy of language and mind, logic, and formal
semantics), theoretical and computational linguistics, and
cognitive psychology. The papers address four basic
questions: What is reference? What is the appropriate
analysis of different referring forms, such as definite
descriptions? How is reference resolved? and How do
speaker/writers select appropriate referring forms, such as
pronouns vs. full noun phrases, demonstrative vs. personal
pronouns, and overt vs. null/zero pronominal forms? Some of
the papers assume and build on existing theories, such as
Centering Theory and the Givenness Hierarchy framework;
others propose their own models of reference understanding
or production.

The essays examine reference from a number of disciplinary
and interdisciplinary perspectives, informed by different
research traditions and employing different methodologies.
While the contributors to the volume were primarily trained
in one of the four represented disciplines-computer science,
linguistics, philosophy and psychology, and use
methodologies typical of that discipline, each of them
bridges more than one discipline in their methodology and/or
their approach.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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