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Introduction

Prashant Parikh

in Language and Equilibrium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to present a new account of meaning for natural language. The account has three levels. At the first level the account is a theory, at ... More


Conclusion

Prashant Parikh

in Language and Equilibrium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Equilibrium semantics has been articulated as a theory that enables the computation of meaning, as an overarching framework that permits the construction of variant theories, and as a paradigm ... More


Noun Phrases

Prashant Parikh

in Language and Equilibrium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Equilibrium semantics is now applied to a variety of noun phrases. This chapter focuses on the author’s preferred accounts of these phenomena within the system of constraints SCIF [syntactic ... More


Indeterminacy

Prashant Parikh

in Language and Equilibrium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter first examines some questions related to indeterminacy in the meanings of utterances and equilibrium semantics. It then looks at a further general source of indeterminacy related to the ... More


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