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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: Cognitive Semantics
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond NS 55
Description:

Toward the end of the 20th century, there is both a dissatisfaction with existing formal semantic theories and a wish to preserve insights from other semantic traditions. Cognitive semantics, the latest of the major trends which have dominated the century, attempts to do this by focusing on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. This book provides different perspectives on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. Jens Allwood presents an approach where meaning is analyzed in terms of context sensitive cognitive operations. Peter Gardenfors examines the relationship between cognitive semantics and standard formal extensional and intensional semantics. Peter Harder discusses the relation between functionalism and cognitive semantics. Soren Sjostrom and Ake Viberg extend a cognitive semantic approach to new empirical domains like vision and physical contact. Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen extends the use of cognitive semantics even further in order to analyze deaf sign language and, finally, Kenneth Holmqvist and Jordan Zlatev discuss two different possibilities of implementing a cognitive semantic approach using computer programs. The variety of perspectives on cognitive semantics make this book suitable as course material.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Cognitive Science
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