List of John Benjamins publications for which Varol Akman plays a role.
Deflationism, one of the influential philosophical doctrines of truth, holds that there is no property of truth, and that overt uses of the predicate “true” are redundant. However, the hypothetical examples used by theorists to exemplify deflationism are isolated sentences, offering little to… read more | Article
Similar situations. Context and Appropriateness: Micro meets macro, Fetzer, Anita (ed.), pp. 31–542007.
This paper studies the notion of similarity with reference to situations of situation theory. While the commonsense notion of two situations resembling each other appears to be valuable in our daily life, we show that it is problematic for the same reasons researchers have been pointing out in… read more | Article
On Strawsonian contexts. Pragmatics & Cognition 13:2, pp. 363–3822005.
P.F. Strawson proposed in the early seventies a threefold distinction regarding how context bears on the meaning of ‘what is said’ when a sentence is uttered. The proposal was somewhat tentative and, being aware of this aspect, Strawson himself raised various questions to make it more adequate. In… read more | Article
An Analysis of English Punctuation: The Special Case of Comma. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 3:1, pp. 33–571998.
Punctuation has usually been ignored by researchers in computational linguistics over the years. Recently, it has been realized that a true understanding of written language will be impossible if punctuation marks are not taken into account. This paper contains the details of a computer-aided… read more | Article
An Information-Based Treatment of Punctuation in Discourse Representation Theory. Mathematical and Computational Analysis of Natural Language: Selected papers from the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Linguistics (ICML ’96), Tarragona, 1996, Martín-Vide, Carlos (ed.), pp. 359 ff.1998.