Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena

Markus Egg

Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena
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Markus Egg

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270 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781575865010 Published March 2006
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9781575865027 Published March 2006
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.
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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