conceptual semantics


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Noun1.conceptual semantics - the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
semantics - the study of language meaning
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Compounding in the parallel architecture and conceptual semantics.
Grabowska looks at conceptual semantics developments, Grzegorczk at insights from translation studies, and Lankiewicz at dimensions in glottodidactics.
The analysis of the prototype structures and constructions of causatives is based on the framework of conceptual semantics, in particular its tiernet model (Nikanne 1990; 1997; 2002; 2005; 2006), which provides a formal methodology to approach the natural language with basically classical categories.
Conceptual semantics strives for a comprehensive account of the knowledge we have about syntax and lexicon with the psychological reality of linguistic information (see Jackendoff 1983 : 11-18 about the grammatical and cognitive constraints of linguistic theory).
Semantics is in conceptual semantics treated on the level of conceptual structure, a representation in which linguistic information is organized and compiled with cognitive faculties as for instance dimensionality, spatial language, body representation and also social reasoning (see Jackendoff 1983 : 16--18; 2003 : 123).
Section 4 suggests that an interpretation of FDG along the lines of Construction Grammar (Croft 2001, 2004; Goldberg 2003) offers a way of accounting for the multifunctionality arising from the interdependence of conceptual semantics and syntax.
Ergo, the wastebasket of pragmatics is recruited to account for all the interesting but otherwise inconsequential results of conceptual semantics a la McRae, Kemmerer, and friends (McRae et al.
The adoption of CRS for FDG has the desired effect of granting (interdependent) autonomy to conceptual semantics vis-a-vis syntax.
Conceptual semantics [Pinker's own outlook] fits, too, with our common-sense notion that words are not the same as thoughts, and indeed, that much of human wisdom consists of not mistaking one for the other.
Analysed in the model of PA, which is based on Conceptual Semantics, the semantic relations between [N.
First, since in the former semantic structures are not built out of syntactic units, Jackendoff's compound schemata are based on the conceptual semantic structure of NNCs and not on their syntactic shape.

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