Publication details [#19432]

Allwood, Jens S. and P. Gärdenfors, eds. 1999. Cognitive Semantics: Meaning and cognition. (Pragmatics and Beyond: New Series 55). John Benjamins. x + 201 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
90 272 5068 5


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 Äke 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.