Category Archives: Semantics

Sentential Negation in French by Paul Rowlett

By Paul Rowlett

This is often the 1st full-length learn of sentential negation phenomena in French. Paul Rowlett assesses, from a generative viewpoint, the respective contribution made to the expression of clausal polarity via ne, pas, and parts resembling jamais and personne. His conclusions have far-reaching implications, resulting in the arguable speculation that, regardless of common trust, French isn't really a unfavorable harmony language.

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Language, Discourse, and Praxis in Ancient China by Zhenbin Sun

By Zhenbin Sun

This e-book investigates chinese language comprehension and therapy of the connection among language and truth. The paintings examines old chinese language philosophy during the pair of options referred to as ming-shi. by way of studying the pre-Qin thinkers’ discourse on ming and shi, the paintings explores how chinese language philosophers handled matters not just in language but in addition in ontology, epistemology, ethics, axiology, and common sense. via this discourse research, readers are invited to reconsider the connection of language to inspiration and behaviour. the writer criticizes and corrects important misunderstandings of chinese language tradition and highlights the anti-dualism and pragmatic personality of chinese language options. the wealthy which means of the ming-shi pair is displayed by way of revealing its connection to different philosophical concerns. The chapters exhibit how discourse on language and truth shapes a imperative attribute of chinese language tradition, the sensible zhi. They light up the interaction of chinese language theories of language and Dao as chinese language knowledge and worldview. Readers who're accustomed to pragmatics and postmodernism will realize the typical issues in historic chinese language philosophy and modern Western philosophy, as they emerge via those chapters. The paintings will relatively entice students of philosophy, philosophy of language, conversation reviews and linguistics.

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Construing Experience Through Meaning: A Language-Based by M. A. K. Halliday, Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen

By M. A. K. Halliday, Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen

This article explores how people construe adventure. this suggests adventure as a source, as a possible for realizing, representing and performing on truth. it really is by way of this strength that the details of everyday life are interpreted: they make experience simply because they're instantiations of this power. the development of expertise is mostly considered wisdom, having the shape of conceptual taxonomies, schemata, scripts and so forth. The authors supply an interpretation that's complementary to this, treating adventure now not as realizing yet as which means; and for that reason as anything that's construed in language. In different phrases, the worry is with the construal of human adventure as a semantic method; and because language performs the critical position not just in storing and replacing adventure but additionally in construing it, language is taken because the interpretative base. the point of interest of the publication is either theoretical and descriptive. the key descriptive part is an account of the main normal positive factors of the ideational semantics of English, that is then exemplified in commonly used textual content kinds (recipes and climate forecasts).

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Adverbs and Functional Heads: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective by Guglielmo Cinque

By Guglielmo Cinque

One of many world's prime syntacticians provides facts for finding Adverb words within the specifiers of particular useful projections inside of a singular and good articulated conception of the clause. during this idea, either adverbs and heads, which encode the useful notions of the clause, are ordered in a inflexible series. Cinques state-of-the-art idea means that the constitution of usual language sentences is way richer than formerly assumed.

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Multimedia Semantics — The Role of Metadata by Michael Ransburg, Christian Timmerer, Hermann Hellwagner

By Michael Ransburg, Christian Timmerer, Hermann Hellwagner (auth.), Michael Granitzer, Mathias Lux, Marc Spaniol (eds.)

Research within the box of multimedia metadata is principally hard: plenty of clinical courses and reviews on study tasks are released each year and the variety of attainable functions is varied and large. This publication supplies an outline on basic matters in the box of multimedia metadata concentrating on contextualized, ubiquitous, obtainable and interoperable providers on the next semantic point. The e-book in hand presents a variety of simple articles being a base for multimedia metadata examine. in addition it offers a view at the present cutting-edge in multimedia metadata study. It presents info from flexible purposes domain names (Broadcasting, Interactive television, E-Learning and Social software program) such as:

* Multimedia on the net 2.0
* Databases for Multimedia (Meta-)Data
* Multimedia info Retrieval & Evaluation
* Multimedia Metadata Standards
* Ontologies for Multimedia

The multimedia metadata neighborhood (www.multimedia-metadata.info), wherefrom this publication originated, brings jointly specialists from study and within the sector of multimedia metadata learn and alertness improvement. The neighborhood bridges the distance among a tutorial examine and an commercial scale improvement of leading edge items. through summarizing the paintings of the neighborhood this e-book contributes to the aforementioned fields by means of addressing those themes for a vast variety of readers.

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Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web: Foundations, by Eero Hyvönen, Jouni Tuominen, Tomi Kauppinen (auth.), Naveen

By Eero Hyvönen, Jouni Tuominen, Tomi Kauppinen (auth.), Naveen Ashish, Amit P. Sheth (eds.)

The availability of geographic and geospatial details and companies, specifically at the open internet has develop into considerable within the final a number of years with the proliferation of on-line maps, geo-coding prone, geospatial internet companies and geospatially enabled purposes. the necessity for geospatial reasoning has considerably elevated in lots of daily functions together with own electronic assistants, internet seek functions, neighborhood acutely aware cellular companies, really good structures for emergency reaction, clinical triaging, intelligence research and extra.

Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic net: Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications, an edited quantity contributed through global classification leaders during this box, presents contemporary learn within the subject of geospatial semantics. This edited quantity offers new details structures purposes that experience capability for prime impression and commercialization. additionally, particular attempt was once made by means of the participants to target geospatial ontology improvement, similar criteria, geospatial ontology alignment and integration, and algorithmic innovations for geospatial semantics. Case reviews and examples can be supplied all through this e-book in addition to chances for destiny research.

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Cambio semántico y competencia gramatical by María Azucena Penas Ibáñez

By María Azucena Penas Ibáñez

En este libro se amplía el enfoque filológico, siempre tradicional en sus bases conceptuales, renovándolo con otras corrientes teóricas, como la
Semántica, l. a. Pragmática, l. a. Lingüística del Texto, los angeles Semiología, los angeles Retórica y l. a. Estilística. Partimos de que toda lengua, como sistema de signos, acoge pluralidad de usos. Estos usos son los hechos empíricos que han de permitir l. a. formalización del código normal que los engloba. El subcódigo estilístico, por sus enormes posibilidades y retos que plantea, resulta decisivo para acometer una investigación seria sobre los angeles naturaleza del lenguaje, centrada en dos pilares: el cambio semántico y l. a. competencia gramatical.

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