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Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena

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.

270 pages | 6 x 9

Studies in Computational Linguistics

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Table of Contents

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

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