Cognitive Semantics

Meaning and cognition

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| University of Gothenburg
| Lund University
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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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Semantics as Meaning Determination with Semantic-Epistemic Operations
Jens Allwood
1
Some Tenets of Cognitive Semantics
Peter Gärdenfors
19
Function, Cognition, and Layered Clause Structure
Peter Harder
37
From Vision to Cognition. A study of metaphor and polysemy in Swedish
Sören Sjöström
67
Polysemy and Differantiation in the Lexicon
Åke Viberg
87
Space and Time
Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen
131
Conceptual Engineering
Kenneth Holmqvist
153
Situated Embodied Semantics and Connectionist Modeling
Jordan Zlatev
173
Name Index
195
Subject Index
197
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98044717