Paper $83.00 ISBN: 9789069844930 Published June 2007 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation

Edited by Gerlof Bouma, Irene Krämer, and Joost Zwarts

Edited by Gerlof Bouma, Irene Krämer, and Joost Zwarts

Distributed for Edita-the Publishing House of the Royal

196 pages | 6-3/4 x 9-3/5 | © 2007
Paper $83.00 ISBN: 9789069844930 Published June 2007 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

How does cognition affect the understanding and use of language? Does interpretation fundamentally alter linguistic mechanisms? The papers collected in Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation argue that linguistics is the outcome of interaction and conflict resolution between the hearer’s and speaker’s perspectives. An esteemed group of contributors examines interpretation from theoretical, empirical, computational, and experimental perspectives. Chapters include discussion of typology, anaphora, focus, discourse, lexicon, and learning. This volume will interest linguists and students who are curious about the role of interpretation in language.

 

 

 

 

Contents
Preface
 
Introduction: Interactions in Interpretation
Joost Zwarts, Irene Kramer and Gerlof Bouma
 
Free choice items and alternatives
Maria Aloni and Robert van Rooij
 
Cognition as interaction
Johan van Benthem
 
Conflicts in interpretation
Gerlof Bouma, Petra Hendriks, Helen de Hoop, Irene Krämer, Henriëtte de Swart and Joost Zwarts
 
Predicting the dative alternation
Joan Bresnan, Anna Cueni, Tatiana Nikitina, and R. Harald Baayen
 
Automata, complexity, and Optimality Theory
Gerhard Jäger and Stephan Kepser
 
Approximate interpretations of number words:
A case of strategic communication
Manfred Krifka
 
Optimality in analysis, generation and learning:
Towards a robust computational architecture for
corpus-based studies of syntax
Jonas Kuhn
 
Compositionality and coercion in semantics:
The dynamics of adjective meaning
Barbara H. Partee
 
Compositionality and systematicity
Jennifer Spenader and Reinhard Blutner
 
Simulating recruitment in evolution
Henk Zeevat
 
Index
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