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Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-319-45977-6

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By highlighting relations between experimental and theoretical work, this volume explores new ways of addressing one of the central challenges in the study of language and cognition. The articles bring together work by leading scholars and younger researchers in psychology, linguistics and philosophy. An introductory chapter lays out the background on concept composition, a problem that is stimulating much new research in cognitive science. Researchers in this interdisciplinary domain aim to explain how meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and to show how these meanings connect to concept representations.

Subject: Social Sciences, cognitive science and linguistics, compositionality, concept composition in linguistics, derivation of concept representations, empirical research in linguistics, experimental semantics, experimental work in linguistics, formal semantics, language and cognition, lexical concepts, meaning and use of logical concepts, meaning and use of logical operators, meanings of complex expressions, semantic prototypes, Semantics, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy of Language, Psycholinguistics