New PDF release: Recent Trends in Discourse and Dialogue: 39 (Text, Speech

By Laila Dybkjær,Wolfgang Minker

This booklet is a suite of 11 chapters which jointly characterize an unique contribution to the sphere of (multimodal) spoken discussion structures. The chapters comprise hugely correct themes, corresponding to discussion modeling in learn structures as opposed to commercial structures, review, miscommunication and blunder dealing with, grounding, statistical and corpus-based methods to discourse and discussion modeling, information research, and corpus annotation and annotation instruments. The publication comprises numerous designated software reports, together with, e.g., speech-controlled MP3 avid gamers in a motor vehicle setting, negotiation education with a digital human in an army context, software of spoken discussion to question-answering structures, and cognitive facets in tutoring platforms. The chapters fluctuate significantly with recognize to the extent of workmanship required upfront to learn from them. although, such a lot chapters begin with a state of the art description from which all readers from the spoken discussion group may gain advantage. review chapters and state of the art descriptions can also be of curiosity to humans from the human-computer interplay community.

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New PDF release: Sex in Language: Euphemistic and Dysphemistic Metaphors in

By Eliecer Crespo-Fernández

Metaphor has lengthy supplied a wealthy option to talk about the unspeakable, to consult gentle matters. intercourse is one such quarter. This booklet follows a cognitive-linguistic and relevance-theoretic method of the language of intercourse, contemplating metaphor as a bridge that brings jointly brain and language. It does this in the course of the research of the antithetical mechanisms of verbal mitigation and offence. those mechanisms are (more in most cases be aware of as) euphemism and (its lesser recognized significant other time period) dysphemism.

The quantity displays at the social and communicative features that sexual metaphors practice in a pattern of virtually 200 postings taken from net boards. How do humans take into consideration intercourse? How do humans steer clear of speaking approximately intercourse? How do humans paraphrase sexual subject matters? It deals an account of the way actual language clients comprehend sexual taboo in present-day English and in addition a good grounding in handbook corpus paintings on a qualitative level.

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The Semantic Representation of Natural Language (Bloomsbury - download pdf or read online

By Michael Levison,Greg Lessard,Craig Thomas,Matthew Donald

This quantity features a designated, special and transparent semantic formalism designed to permit non-programmers equivalent to linguists and literary experts to symbolize components of that means which they need to care for of their examine and educating. while, via its foundation in a practical programming paradigm, it keeps adequate formal precision to aid computational implementation.

The formalism is designed to symbolize which means as came upon at numerous degrees, together with easy semantic devices and family, notice which means, sentence-level phenomena, and text-level which means. via drawing on primary ideas of software layout, the proposed formalism is either effortless to learn and alter but sufficiently strong to permit for the illustration of advanced semantic phenomena.

In this monograph, the authors introduce the formalism and express its uncomplicated constitution, use it on the research of the semantics of numerous linguistic phenomena in either English and French, and use it to symbolize the semantics of a number of texts starting from unmarried sentences, to textual excepts, to a whole story.

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New PDF release: Der deutsche Indirektheitskonjunktiv: Semantik und Pragmatik

By Frank Sode

Die those dieser Arbeit ist, dass der Konjunktiv in der indirekten Rede ein logophorischer Modus ist, d.h. ein Verbmodus, der sich auf eine von der Sprecherperspektive verschiedene Perspektive bezieht. Dieser Vorschlag wird formal-semantisch ausgearbeitet und gegen eine Reihe von anderen formal-semantischen Vorschlägen in der Literatur verteidigt.

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Download e-book for iPad: Tropical Truth(s): The Epistemology of Metaphor and other by Armin Burkhardt,Brigitte Nerlich

By Armin Burkhardt,Brigitte Nerlich

Tropes aren't in simple terms rhetorical capability, that are used as an artistic and / or persuasive linguistic skill in poetry and public speech. also they are a cognitive device which is helping humans to appreciate the realm and to specific their global. As they're the root on which our worldview or even our daily speech is based, the query needs to be posed to whether utterances containing tropes might be stated to be actual. This has been an epistemological challenge when you consider that Nietzsche expressed his doubts in regards to the danger that figurative language may perhaps supply entry to fact. in spite of the fact that, given that then learn has paid little recognition to this query. ‑18 papers via linguists, philosophers, psychologists and literary students were amassed during this quantity. Their 21 authors use a number of methods or paradigms so that it will outline metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, irony, euphemism, antonomasia and hyperbole and locate a solution to the the most important epistemological questions, specifically no matter if and to what quantity utterances containing tropes may be stated to be precise or false.

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Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe: 6 (Empirical - download pdf or read online

By Östen Dahl

The sequence is a platform for contributions of every kind to this speedily constructing box. basic difficulties are studied from the point of view of person languages, language households, language teams, or language samples. Conclusions are the results of a deepened research of empirical facts. exact emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose research may perhaps shed new mild on long-standing difficulties commonly linguistics.

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Steven Jones's Antonymy: A Corpus-Based Perspective (Routledge Advances in PDF

By Steven Jones

Antonymy is the technical identify used to explain 'opposites', pairs of phrases corresponding to rich/poor, love/hate and male/female. Antonyms are a ubiquitous a part of daily language, and this booklet presents a close, complete account of the phenomenon.
This ebook demonstrates how conventional linguistic concept will be revisited, up-to-date and challenged within the corpus age. it is going to be crucial interpreting for students drawn to antonymy and corpus linguistics.

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Download PDF by Jonathan Roper: Alliteration in Culture

By Jonathan Roper

Alliteration happens in a wide selection of contexts in stress-initial languages, together with Icelandic, Finnish and Mongolian. it may be present in English from Beowulf to The solar . however, alliteration is still an unexamined phenomenon. This pioneering quantity takes alliteration as its vital concentration throughout a number of languages and domains.

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Download PDF by Hubert Cuyckens,René Dirven,John R. Taylor: Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics (Cognitive

By Hubert Cuyckens,René Dirven,John R. Taylor

This accrued quantity provides noticeably new instructions that are rising in cognitive lexical semantics learn. a few papers rekindle the polysemy vs. monosemy debate, and testify to the truth that polysemy is not any longer easily taken with no consideration, yet is at present a way more contested factor than it was once within the Eighties and Nineties. different papers provide clean views at the prototype constitution of lexical different types, whereas ordinarily permitted notions concerning the radial community constitution of different types are wondered in papers at the improvement of observe which means in baby language acquisition and in diachrony. extra issues comprise the interplay of lexical and constructional that means, and the connection among note meanings and the contexts within which the phrases are encountered.

This ebook is of curiosity to semanticists and cognitive linguists, in addition to to students operating within the broader box of cognitive science.

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