Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for by Henry Laycock

By Henry Laycock

An image of the area as mainly one among discrete gadgets, allotted in area and time, has occasionally appeared compelling. it's despite the fact that one of many major pursuits of Henry Laycock's booklet; for it really is heavily incomplete. the image, he argues, leaves no area for "stuff" like air and water. With discrete gadgets, we may well continuously ask "how many?," yet with stuff the query needs to be "how much?" Laycock's interesting exploration additionally addresses key logical and linguistic questions on the way in which we categorize the various and the a lot.

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Case, Semantic Roles, and Grammatical Relations: A by Petra Campe

By Petra Campe

This is often the 1st of a sequence of six books facing case phenomena in several languages, either Indo- and non-Indo-European. The This bibliography provides the various dimensions thinking about reserch into case and case-related phenomena. This contains morphological case markers and cross-constituent (semantic and grammatical) kinfolk expressed by way of morphological case or by way of its a variety of conterparts; morpho-syntactic strategies equivalent to transitivity and passivization; and pragmatic and textual issues. furthermore, it displays the consequences of case examine for different disciplines, similar to international language educating and synthetic intelligence. greater than 6000 courses are indexed. an intensive topic index offers easy accessibility to the entire themes and significant innovations coated. A language index and a advisor to languages/language households finish the publication.

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Word Power: Phrasal Verbs and Compounds: A Cognitive by Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn

By Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn

Be aware energy: Phrasal Verbs and Compounds is a textbook for guided self-learning meant for post-intermediate and complicated beginners of English. It includes a few 1,100 phrasal compounds used with 17 particles/prepositions which mix with a few 500 assorted verbs, nouns and adjectives. various glosses enable the instructor to take advantage of it in very heterogeneous periods. because of cognitive linguistics the cloth is prepared round every one particle giving the scholars an fabulous perception into the networks of metaphorical meanings of every particle. in addition, the publication implements an important findings and methods within the box of studying a overseas language. This textbook could be a worthwhile better half for academics and scholars.

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The Development of Language: Functional Perspectives on by Geoff Williams, Annabelle Lukin

By Geoff Williams, Annabelle Lukin

This e-book provides a different diversity of interdisciplinary paintings on questions of language improvement and evolution. It makes seen the numerous contribution which meaning-oriented linguistics is making to debates concerning the origins of language - from the viewpoint of language evolution within the species in addition to language improvement within the baby. in addition to linguistics within the systemic useful culture, the ebook bargains contributions from primatology, psychiatry, sociology and schooling. The authors may be able to tackle significant questions of deep social value, together with: the jobs grammar within the emergence of awareness. The dynamics of language version, together with semantic version, in kid's improvement. kid's studying in and a couple of moment language. the importance of alternative methods of speaking approximately language for college literacy improvement. knowing borderline character affliction from the viewpoint of language improvement.

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The Structure of Time: Language, Meaning And Temporal by Vyvyan Evans

By Vyvyan Evans

The most enigmatic facets of expertise issues time. in view that pre-Socratic occasions students have speculated concerning the nature of time, asking questions akin to: what's time? the place does it come from? the place does it cross? The significant concept of The constitution of Time is that point, at base, constitutes a phenomenologically actual adventure. Drawing on findings in psychology, neuroscience, and utilizing the point of view of cognitive linguistics, this paintings argues that our adventure of time could finally derive from perceptual techniques, which in flip allow us to understand occasions. As such, temporal event is a pre-requisite for talents resembling occasion conception and comparability, instead of an abstraction in accordance with such phenomena. The publication represents an exam of the character of temporal cognition with foci: i) an research into (pre-conceptual) temporal adventure, and ii) an research of temporal constitution on the conceptual point (which derives from temporal experience).

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Structures and Categories for the Representation of Meaning by Timothy C. Potts

By Timothy C. Potts

This e-book develops a manner of representing the meanings of linguistic expressions self sufficient of any specific language, permitting them to be manipulated in response to ideas relating to their meanings which may be applied on a working laptop or computer. starting with a survey of the contributions of linguistics, good judgment, and computing device technology to the illustration challenge, it provides a process of graphs geared up by way of scope kinfolk within which linguistic ingredients are sub-graphs whose configuration depends on their different types.

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Language and Human Behavior (The Jessie and John Danz by Derek Bickerton

By Derek Bickerton

Based on Derek Bickerton, language isn't really easily for verbal exchange, it's the syntax of human realization. during this fascinating examine the origins of cognizance, Bickerton bargains a tantalizing substitute to the theories of sociobiologists resembling E. O. Wilson and robust man made intelligence theorists comparable to Daniel Dennett: Syntax, as hard-wired into the mind, is what distinguishes the awareness of contemporary people from that of animals and human ancestors. A remarkably available argument and certain to stir up debate for a while to return.

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Lexical-Semantic Relations: Theoretical and practical by Petra Storjohann

By Petra Storjohann

This selection of articles sketches the complexity of the topic of lexical-semantic relatives and addresses semantic, lexicographic and computational concerns on an array of that means family in numerous languages. It brings jointly quite a few linguistic experiences at the contextualised development of synonymy and antonymy in discourse. It exhibits that study on language and cognition demands empirical facts from diversified assets. This quantity demonstrates how the web, corpus facts, in addition to psycholinguistic equipment give a contribution profitably to realize insights into the character of the paradigmatics in real language use. in addition, the quantity is anxious with useful and application-oriented learn on lexical databases, and it comprises explorations of sense-related goods in dictionaries from either a text-technological and lexicographic viewpoint.

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Introducing Semantics by Nick Riemer

By Nick Riemer

Semantics is the research of that means in language. This transparent and accomplished textbook is the main up to date creation to the topic on hand for undergraduate scholars. It not just equips scholars with the innovations they want so one can comprehend the most features of semantics, it additionally introduces the types of reasoning and argument which characterise the sphere. It comprises greater than 2 hundred routines and dialogue questions designed to check and deepen readers' figuring out. extra inclusive than different textbooks, it truly explains and contrasts assorted theoretical ways, summarises present debates, and offers important feedback for additional interpreting. Examples are drawn either from significant global languages, similar to Mandarin chinese language, eastern, Arabic, Spanish and English, and from minority ones. The ebook additionally highlights the connections among semantics and the broader examine of human language in psychology, anthropology, and linguistics itself.

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