Meaning and Mental Representations

Meaning and Mental Representations

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... an excellent collection... " -Journal of Language & Social PsychologyAn important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the questions of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 140.7 x 209.3 x 17mm | 313.52g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 34figs.
  • 0253204968
  • 9780253204967
  • 1,680,540

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This is an important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the question of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language. The volume seeks to bridge the gap between the differing traditions of European semiotics and American philosophy of language on the issue of linguistic meaning and mental representation.show more

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" ... An excellent collection ... " Journal of Language & Social Psychologyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: Marco Santambrogio and Patrizia VioliOn the Circumstantial Relation between Meaning and Content: Jon BarwiseOn Truth. A Fiction: Umberto EcoQuantification, Roles and Domains: Gilles FauconnierConceptual Semantics: Ray JackendoffHow Is Meaning Mentally Represented?: Philip N. Johnson-LairdCognitive Semantics: George LakoffThe Analysis of Nominal Compounds: Wendy G. LehnertKnowledge Representation in People and Machines: Roger Schank and Alex KassIdentity in Intensional Logic: Subjective Semantics: Bas Van FraassenReference and Its Role in Computational Models of Mental Representation: Yorick Wilksshow more

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