Semantics from Different Points of View

Semantics from Different Points of View

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This volume contains the papers read at the conference on 'Semantics from different points of view' that took place at Konstanz University in Septem- ber 1978. This interdisciplinary conference Vias organized by the':Sonderfor- schungsbereich 99 - Linguistik' and sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsge- meinschaft. Li~guists, philosophers, logicians, and psychologists met to dis- cuss recent developments in the study of the semantics of natural language from the point of view of their disciplines. But this is not to say that there was one particular topic shared by all the participants. The conference was organized because the seven research groups that constitute the Sonderforschungsbereich wanted to discuss their results in an international context and to get advice and guidance for the work still to be done. Therefore, quite a number of topics were covered, though at different levels of precision, under the general label 'semantics'. And the selection of topics, as well as the relative importance given to them, is due to the research interests currently represented in the Sonderforschungs- bereich.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22.61mm | 657g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1979
  • VIII, 422 p.
  • 3642674607
  • 9783642674600

Table of contents

Semantics - Mathematics or Psychology?.- Do We Really Need Tenses Other Than Future and Past?.- Context Change, Truth and Competence.- How to Refer with Vague Descriptions.- Concealed Questions.- Questions and Answers.- Comparison and Gradual Change.- Interval Semantics for Some Event Expressions.- Conditional Necessity and Possibility.- A Semantic Analysis of German "Erst".- Meaning and Context-Dependence.- Scorekeeping in a Language Game.- On Pragmatic Demarcation of Language.- Constructive Pragmatics and Semantics.- Explanation and Understanding in the Theory of Language.- A New Approach to Formal Syntax.- Visiting German Relatives.- The Stoic Concept of Anaphora.- Expression and Content in Stoic Linguistic Theory.- Reparer - Reparieren. A Contrastive Study.- SALAT: Machine Translation Via Semantic Representation.- Conceptual Impairment in Aphasia.- On the Representation of Classificatory and Propositional Lexical Relations in the Human Brain.- Events, Instants and Temporal Reference.- Index of Contributors.
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