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The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Kelly S. Mix, Linda B. Smith, and Michael Gasser (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this book, we ask how space, language, and thought interact in learning and development. This encompasses not only how children learn about space and spatial language, but also how language and ... More


A Cognitive View of Synonymy

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The chapter provides a concept of synonymy which all my historical and book-orientated research has as its basis. Synonymy is not merely an anomaly in the semiotic system because it disregards the ... More


Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Hagit Borer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This is the second volume of three in the Structuring Sense series. This three-volume book sets out to demonstrate that the explanation of linguistic competence should be shifted from lexical entry ... More


Conceptual structure

Vyvyan Evans

in How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is concerned with outlining the nature of conceptual structure as assumed by LCCM Theory. It also addresses the way in which language interfaces with the conceptual system in service of ... More


Telling Rolland Where to Go: HRI Dialogues on Route Navigation

Shi Hui and Thora Tenbrink

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter seeks to enable uninformed users to instruct intelligent robots to move towards specific goals via route instructions. Empirical data are used to augment the robot's internal ... More


Genericity

Alda Mari, Claire Beyssade, and Fabio Del Prete (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the study of generics and pursues the enterprise of the influential Generic Book edited by Gregory Carlson and Jeffry Pelletier, which was published ... More


Efficient Processing with CCG

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) allows semantically equivalent alternate surface derivations typified by the sentence “Harry admires Louise,” as well as English noun phrases, to have all of the ... More


The Givens of Human Life

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

In his widely read book The Saturated Self, Kenneth Gergen (1991) sums up anthropology’s main message as “beware the solid truths of your own culture.” This chapter shows how this warning applies to ... More


Human Emotions and English Words: Are Anger and Disgust Universal?

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

A keen interest in human emotions emerged in modern psychology rather suddenly, in the late 1960s and 1970s—and it spread like wildfire to anthropology, sociology, and other human sciences. Since ... More


Chimpanzees and the Evolution of Human Cognition

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter draws on recent literature on chimpanzees in the wild to posit a number of cognitive scenarios that would explain aspects of chimpanzees’ behavior. To posit such scenarios, it is ... More


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