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Frames, Fields, and Contrasts : New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization - Adrienne Lehrer

Frames, Fields, and Contrasts

New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization

By: Adrienne Lehrer (Editor), Eva Feder Kittay (Editor), Richard Lehrer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1992
ISBN: 9780805810899
Number Of Pages: 472

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Recently, there has been a surge of interest in the lexicon. The demand for a fuller and more adequate understanding of lexical meaning required by developments in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science has stimulated a refocused interest in linguistics, psychology, and philosophy. Different disciplines have studied lexical structure from their own vantage points, and because scholars have only intermittently communicated across disciplines, there has been little recognition that there is a common subject matter. The conference on which this volume is based brought together interested thinkers across the disciplines of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and computer science to exchange ideas, discuss a range of questions and approaches to the topic, consider alternative research strategies and methodologies, and formulate interdisciplinary hypotheses concerning lexical organization. The essay subjects discussed include:

* alternative and complementary conceptions of the structure of the lexicon,

* the nature of semantic relations and of polysemy,

* the relation between meanings, concepts, and lexical organization,

* critiques of truth-semantics and referential theories of meaning,

* computational accounts of lexical information and structure, and

* the advantages of thinking of the lexicon as ordered.

Introductionp. 1
Principles of Organization
Frames, Concepts, and Conceptual Fieldsp. 21
Toward a Frame-Based Lexicon: The Semantics of RISK and its Neighborsp. 75
Semantic Fields, Prototypes, and the Lexiconp. 103
Names and Naming: Why We Need Fields and Framesp. 123
Semantic Contagionp. 143
Conventionality and Contrast: Pragmatic Principles with Lexical Consequencesp. 171
Concepts and Relations
What is a Concept?p. 191
Semantic Primitives and Semantic Fieldsp. 209
Semantic Fields and the Individuation of Contentp. 229
The Concept of a Semantic Relationp. 253
Antonymy Revisited: Some Thoughts on the Relationship Between Words and Conceptsp. 289
Specific Analyses
At Leastp. 309
Folk Theories of Meaning and Principles of Conventionality: Encoding Literal Attitude via Stance Adverbp. 333
"Something that Rhymes with Rich"p. 355
Computational Processes in the Lexicon
Lexical Retrieval Processes: Semantic Field Effectsp. 377
Synonymy from a Computational Point of Viewp. 397
Developing Computational Lexical Resourcesp. 421
Author Indexp. 443
Subject Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780805810899
ISBN-10: 0805810897
Series: Labor Relations Report; 21
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 1st June 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1