Cognitive Semantics

Meaning and cognition

Jens Allwood | University of Gothenburg
Peter Gärdenfors | Lund University
ISBN 9789027250681 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556198175 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027250698 (Eur) | EUR 33.00
ISBN 9781556198182 (USA) | USD 49.95
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Toward the end of the 20th century, there is both a dissatisfaction with existing formal semantic theories and a wish to preserve insights from other semantic traditions. Cognitive semantics, the latest of the major trends which have dominated the century, attempts to do this by focusing on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. This book provides different perspectives on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. Jens Allwood presents an approach where meaning is analyzed in terms of context sensitive cognitive operations. Peter Gärdenfors examines the relationship between cognitive semantics and standard formal extensional and intensional semantics. Peter Harder discusses the relation between functionalism and cognitive semantics. Sören Sjöström and +ke Viberg extend a cognitive semantic approach to new empirical domains like vision and physical contact. Elisabeth Engberg Pedersen extends the use of cognitive semantics even further in order to analyze deaf sign language and, finally, Kenneth Holmqvist and Jordan Zlatev discuss two different possibilities of implementing a cognitive semantic approach using computer programs.
The variety of perspectives on cognitive semantics make this book suitable as course material.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 55]  1999.  x, 201 pp.
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