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Models, Truth, and Realism

Barry Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book mounts an argument against one of the fundamental tenets of much contemporary philosophy, the idea that we can make sense of reality as existing objectively, independently of our capacities ... More


Introduction

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0666
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief overview of the book, focusing on the distinction between Conjunctivist and Functionist conceptions of how form is related to meaning, in the languages ... More


The Complexity of Linguistic Structure

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter seeks to establish a baseline of what a theory of linguistic structure must be responsible for. For linguists, the chapter should serve as a reminder of the scope of the enterprise and ... More


Lexical-Functional Grammar

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is a brief introduction to Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), the syntactic framework and grammatical architecture that is assumed in this book. First, I introduce the Correspondence ... More


SEMANTICS FOR REDUCTIVE LOGIC

David J. Pym and Eike Ritter

in Reductive Logic and Proof-search: Proof Theory, Semantics, and Control

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526339
eISBN:
9780191712012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526339.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter provides a systematic model-theoretic account of reductive logic. Here, the challenge is to provide semantic structures that are rich enough to account not only for the space of proofs, ... More


Modality and Semantic Change

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

After clarifying basic terms and concepts in the area of semantic change in section 1, extant hypotheses on semantic change in modality are discussed in section 2. Section 3 presents a personal view ... More


The Noun Phrase

Jan Rijkhoff

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198237822
eISBN:
9780191706776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237822.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book investigates noun phrases in a representative sample of the world's 6,000 or so languages and proposes a semantic model to describe their underlying structure in any natural language. It ... More


Preliminaries

J. Rijkhoff

in The Noun Phrase

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198237822
eISBN:
9780191706776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237822.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book presents a cross-linguistic account of the constituents of the noun phrase (NP), looks at a typologically formal model of the underlying NP structure that is designed to accommodate NPs ... More


Lexical semantic structure

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents theories of lexical semantic structure. The system of thematic roles in Pāṇini’s ancient grammar of Sanskrit provides background for a presentation of thematic roles in modern ... More


Semantic and formal structure: a corpus-based study of Swedish NN compounds and their French counterparts

Maria Rosenberg

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The study addresses the semantics of word formation from a contrastive perspective. Swedish often uses NN compounds to express combined concepts in cases where French uses lexicalized constructions ... More


Modelling Systematic Communication Differences between Law and Science

Paul Dougan, Fernand Gobet, and Michael King

in Law and Psychology: Current Legal Issues Volume 9

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199211395
eISBN:
9780191695803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211395.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Niklas Luhmann proposed that different social systems, such as law and science, encode information using different binary codes and programmes. A plausible consequence is that communications within ... More


Quotation

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson applies the truth‐theoretic apparatus of Essay 2 to give a systematic analysis of quotation. He demands that our analysis uses and not merely mentions quoted words, and that we individuate ... More


Introduction and overview

Peter John Glanville

in The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198792734
eISBN:
9780191834691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792734.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 1 presents the book as an investigation of the construction of meaning and its linguistic construal, focusing on the derivational morphology of Arabic. It presents the thesis of the work, ... More


Words, roots, and patterns

Peter John Glanville

in The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198792734
eISBN:
9780191834691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792734.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 2 establishes the semantic makeup of word meaning in general, dividing it into semantic structure and conceptual content. It familiarizes the reader with roots and patterns in Arabic ... More


Introduction

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

in The Emergence of Functions in Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

The introduction states the main question of the book and sets the theoretical basis of the study; namely that every language codes a unique semantic structure in its grammatical system. This ... More


Thinking about “Things” in Yucatec and in English

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/9780199321490.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter looks at the structure of the physical world as it is interpreted in two languages, English and the Mayan language Yucatec (using data from the work of anthropologist John Lucy). Like ... More


Standard Objections

Nicholas Shea

in Representation in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812883
eISBN:
9780191850677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812883.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Varitel semantics has several resources for dealing with indeterminacy. It gives rise to more determinate contents than informational semantics or consumer-based teleosemantics. The remaining ... More


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