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Sentence meaning and lexical meaning

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A new definition is given of sign, sentence meaning, and word meaning. The qualia problem is discussed and all lexical words are considered predicates. A way out is shown for the problem of the ... More


Physical Attractiveness

William Ickes

in Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Among the factors that contribute to perceptions that a face is physically attractive are its overall proportion, its “averageness”/prototypically, and the presence of features which — for one's ... More


Prototypicality Judgements as Inverted Perception

PAUL BOERSMA

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the result that ‘ideal’ forms found in experiments on prototypicality judgments often become peripheral within the corpus distribution of their grammatical category. It shows ... More


The Substance of Language Volume I: The Domain of Syntax

John M. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608317
eISBN:
9780191732034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608317.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book explores the consequences for syntax of assuming that language is substantively based, or grounded, in extralinguistic cognition and perception. Groundedness does not just apply to the ... More


Spatial Adjectives in Dutch Child Language: towards a Usage-based Model of Adjective Acquisition

Elena Tribushinina

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter tests the predictions of three hypotheses about the acquisition of spatial adjectives—semantic feature hypothesis, haphazard example hypothesis, and best exemplar hypothesis—against ... More


Perpetrators Alone and Together: Analytical Perspectives, Methodological Critiques

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter studies the etiologies of genocide and mass atrocity and argues that self-exhibitionism provides a theoretical basis for interpreting the macabresque as a discrete phenomenon in mass ... More


Names are not nouns

Fran Colman

in The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701675
eISBN:
9780191771477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This argues against the common grouping of names with nouns, and presents previous alternative views. Names have been characterized as one of the three types of definite referring phrases: names, ... More


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