Meaning and Mental Representations

Meaning and Mental Representations

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"... an excellent collection... " -Journal of Language & Social Psychology

An important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the questions of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.46mm | 313g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204968
  • 9780253204967
  • 1,985,549

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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.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Marco Santambrogio and Patrizia Violi

On the Circumstantial Relation between Meaning and Content: Jon Barwise

On Truth. A Fiction: Umberto Eco

Quantification, Roles and Domains: Gilles Fauconnier

Conceptual Semantics: Ray Jackendoff

How Is Meaning Mentally Represented?: Philip N. Johnson-Laird

Cognitive Semantics: George Lakoff

The Analysis of Nominal Compounds: Wendy G. Lehnert

Knowledge Representation in People and Machines: Roger Schank and Alex Kass

Identity in Intensional Logic: Subjective Semantics: Bas Van Fraassen

Reference and Its Role in Computational Models of Mental Representation: Yorick Wilks
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