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Title: The Language of Word Meaning
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521780489
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Description:

This volume is a collection of original contributions from outstanding
scholars in linguistics, philosophy and computational linguistics exploring
the relation between word meaning and human linguistic creativity. The
papers present different aspects surrounding the question of what is word
meaning, a problem that has been the center of heated debate in all those
disciplines that directly or indirectly are concerned with the study of
language and of human cognition. The discussions are centered around the
newly emerging view of the mental lexicon, as outlined in the Generative
Lexicon theory (Pustejovsky, 1995), which proposes a unified model for
defining word meaning. The individual contributors present their evidence
for a generative approach as well as critical perspectives, which provides
for a volume where word meaning is not viewed only from a particular angle
or from a particular concern, but from a wide variety of topics, each
introduced and explained by the editors.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521780489
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 202
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