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Chapter Chapter Systems and their Inputs

Stefano Predelli

in Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281732
eISBN:
9780191603204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281734.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the general traits of the traditional approach to natural-language semantics, and on the views about meaning and truth it presupposes. It considers the nature and structure of ... More


Frequency

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Different elements of a language, be they words, sounds, phrases, or constructions, exhibit characteristic and stable frequencies. All kinds of psycholinguistic tasks show that speakers ‘know’ these ... More


Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Christoph von der Malsburg, William A. Phillips, and Wolf Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

A fundamental shift is occurring in neuroscience and related disciplines. In the past, researchers focused on functional specialization of the brain, discovering complex processing strategies based ... More


Further Sources of Indefinite Pronouns

Martin Haspelmath

in Indefinite Pronouns

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter focuses on diachronic sources of indefinite pronouns that cannot be easily subsumed under grammaticalization. It first considers indefinite pronouns marked by scalar focus particles such ... More


Epistemology:: Disambiguating Ostension

Chad Engelland

in Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028097
eISBN:
9780262320610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028097.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In dialogue with Quine, this chapter turns to the epistemological question concerning the disambiguation of ostension. It distinguishes between disambiguating ostensive definitions and disambiguating ... More


Distributional Semantic Models

Stephen Pulman

in Quantum Physics and Linguistics: A Compositional, Diagrammatic Discourse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646296
eISBN:
9780191747847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646296.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

A recent preoccupation in computational linguistics has been the attempt to combine compositional models of formal semantics of the Montagovian type with corpus-based distributional models of word ... More


Return to Cognitive Science

James A. Anderson

in After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Is ambiguity unavoidable? It is found in vision and everywhere in language. Semantic nets for disambiguation are realized in George Miller’s WordNet, a practical project helping disambiguate search ... More


Exaggeration and Invention

Kent Bach

in Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198791492
eISBN:
9780191868573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791492.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Imagination and Convention Lepore and Stone make two sweeping claims about language, convention, and communication. One is that linguistic communication is of what is conventionally encoded. The ... More


Incomplete Prosecutions and the Presumption of Innocence

Richard L. Lippke

in Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190469191
eISBN:
9780190469214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469191.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Sometimes persons become entangled in the criminal justice system but are not convicted of any crimes. All subjects of incomplete prosecutions are apt to suffer adverse social consequences because of ... More


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