Conceptual semantics

Urpo Nikanne
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The research topic of conceptual semantics is the human cognitive system, with a special focus on language. The approach has been put forward by Ray Jackendoff (1972, 1983, 1990, 1997). The ultimate goal of conceptual semantics is an integrated theory of the human mind. The theory started out from generative linguistics, and therefore the model of the research topic is based on symbolic formalism, and language plays a central role in the work done within the approach.

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