Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena

Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena

by Markus Egg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1575865017

ISBN-13: 9781575865010

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf

Deriving the correct meaning of such colloquial expressions as "I am parked out back" requires a unique interaction of knowledge about the world with a person's natural language tools, e.g., "I have a car that is parked in the back," and not the wrong literal one. In this volume, Markus Egg examines how natural language rules and world knowledge work together to

Overview

Deriving the correct meaning of such colloquial expressions as "I am parked out back" requires a unique interaction of knowledge about the world with a person's natural language tools, e.g., "I have a car that is parked in the back," and not the wrong literal one. In this volume, Markus Egg examines how natural language rules and world knowledge work together to produce correct understandings of expressions that cannot be fully understood through literal reading. An in-depth and exciting work on semantics and natural language, this volume will be essential reading for scholars in computational linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575865010
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
1.  Previous Work
2.  Representing and Deriving Meaning
3.  Type Coercion
4.  Landing Site Coercion
5.  The Duration Principle
6.  Conclusion
 
Glossary
References
Index

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