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Introduction

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 1, “Introduction”, provides the theoretical framework for the analyses in the subsequent chapters. Different means for representing semantic structure - logical formulas, diagrams, and ... More


On the Semantic Elements in Thought

Tim Shallice and Richard P. Cooper

in The Organisation of Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579242
eISBN:
9780191804489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579242.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the following: the selective loss of semantic representations; contrasting impairments of semantics; models of disorders of semantics; degraded stores and atoms of meaning; ... More


Language Meaning and Form Disorders

Maureen Dennis

in Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195169539
eISBN:
9780199847204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169539.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Language can be affected by injury to the immature brain, including congenital malformations originating at various points during prenatal brain development and acquired brain disorders caused by ... More


Functionalism Redux:: How Adaptive Action Constrains Perception, Simulation, and Evolved Intuitions

Ezequiel Morsella, Merrit A. Hoover,, and John A. Bargh

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers body perception from a functionalist perspective in which mental phenomena (representations and subjective states) guide an organism’s behavior. From this perspective, body ... More


The temporal cortex

Edmund T. Rolls

in Brain Computations: What and How

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198871101
eISBN:
9780191914157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871101.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The inferior and middle temporal gyri are involved visual object recognition, with the more dorsal areas involved in face expression, gesture, and motion representation that is useful in social ... More


Semantics for a Module

Roberto G. de Almeida and Ernie Lepore

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Fodor’s The Modularity of Mind (1983) and subsequent work propose a principled distinction between perceptual computations and background knowledge. The chapter argues that language input analyzers ... More


The demise of indexicals: A case study

Kasia M. Jaszczolt

in Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Semantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199602469
eISBN:
9780191815867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602469.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 5 addresses the semantic aspects of expressing the self/ego, and in particular it contains a case study first-person reference from a cross-linguistic as well as philosophical perspective, ... More


Stems, the morphome, and meaning-bearing inflection

Andrew Spencer

in The Morphome Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198702108
eISBN:
9780191771804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702108.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter compares the morphomic properties of inflections with those of stems and proposes that inflections are morphomic with respect to inflectional properties, in that inflections serve simply ... More


Conclusion: A Way Forward in Semantics and Metaphysics

Kenneth A. Taylor

in Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198803447
eISBN:
9780191841620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803447.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Throughout this book, I have attempted to detail some ways in which the native syntactic and semantic structures of natural language may fail to recapitulate the ultimate metaphysical structure of ... More


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