Problem of Meaning: Behavioral and Cognitive Perspectives

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: The Many Meanings of Meaning 1
Historical and Philosophical Foundations of the Problem of Meaning 15
Stimulus Equivalence and Meaning: The Influence of Verbal Behavior 81
Metaphor, Meaning and Relational Frame Theory 117
A Comparative Perspective On the Etiology of Meaning and Assaying Behaviors for Meaning 147
Sign Language Acquisition and the Development of Meaning in a Lowland Gorilla 181
Input and the Acquisition of Vocabulary: Examining the Parental Lexicon 221
Making Meaning in Parent-Child Interaction: A Pragmatic Approach 261
Cultural Constructions of Meaning: Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Mother-Child Conversations About the Past 297
Narrative Threads Of Metaphor 347
Attributing Meaning to Deliberately False Utterances: The Case of Irony 377
The Problem of Meaning in Generative Grammar 415
Author Index 471
Subject Index 481
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