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  1. Christian Bassac, Bruno Mery & Christian Retoré (2010). Towards a Type-Theoretical Account of Lexical Semantics. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 19 (2):229-245.
    After a quick overview of the field of study known as “Lexical Semantics”, where we advocate the need of accessing additional information besides syntax and Montague-style semantics at the lexical level in order to complete the full analysis of an utterance, we summarize the current formulations of a well-known theory of that field. We then propose and justify our own model of the Generative Lexicon Theory, based upon a variation of classical compositional semantics, and outline its formalization. Additionally, we discuss (...)
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  2. Alessandro Capone (2001). Review of Higginbotham Ed. Speaking of Events. [REVIEW] Linguistics 39 (6): 1179–1192..
    review of Higginbotham et al. -/- A Davidsonian approach.
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  3. D. A. Cruse (1986). Lexical Semantics. Cambridge University Press.
    Lexical Semantics is about the meaning of words. Although obviously a central concern of linguistics, the semantic behaviour of words has been unduly neglected in the current literature, which has tended to emphasize sentential semantics and its relation to formal systems of logic. In this textbook D. A. Cruse establishes in a principled and disciplined way the descriptive and generalizable facts about lexical relations that any formal theory of semantics will have to encompass. Among the topics covered in depth are (...)
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  4. H. Cuyckens, René Dirven & John R. Taylor (eds.) (2003). Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics. Mouton De Gruyter.
    "This book provides a representative survey of early and more recent concerns in cognitively inspired lexical semantics.
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  5. Ken Daley (2010). The Structure of Lexical Concepts. Philosophical Studies 150 (3):349 - 372.
    Jerry Fodor (Concepts: Where cognitive science went wrong. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998) famously argued that lexical concepts are unstructured. After examining the advantages and disadvantages of both the classical approach to concepts and Fodor's conceptual atomism, I argue that some lexical concepts are, in fact, structured. Roughly stated, I argue that structured lexical concepts bear a necessary biconditional entailment relation to their structural constituents. I develop this account of the structure of lexical concepts within the framework of Pavel (...)
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  6. Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore (1998). The Emptiness of the Lexicon: Critical Reflections on J. Pustejovsky's the Generative Lexicon. Linguistic Inquiry 29:269-288.
    A certain metaphysical thesis about meaning that we'll call Informational Role Semantics (IRS) is accepted practically universally in linguistics, philosophy and the cognitive sciences: the meaning (or content, or `sense') of a linguistic expression1 is constituted, at least in part, by at least some of its inferential relations. This idea is hard to state precisely, both because notions like metaphysical constitution are moot and, more importantly, because different versions of IRS take different views on whether there are constituents of meaning (...)
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  7. Dirk Geeraerts (2010). Theories of Lexical Semantics. Oxford University Press.
    This text provides an introduction to the history and current state of theories of word meanings.
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  8. Michael Glanzberg (2007). Metaphor and Lexical Semantics. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 3 (1):1-47.
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  9. J. A. G. Groenendijk, Dick de Jongh & M. J. B. Stokhof (eds.) (1986/1987). Foundations of Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics. Providence, Ri, Usa,Foris Publications ;.
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  10. Jess Gropen (1992). Affectedness and Direct Objects : The Role of Lexical Semantics in the Acquisition of Verb Argument Structure. In Beth Levin & Steven Pinker (eds.), Lexical & Conceptual Semantics. Blackwell. 153-195.
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  11. J. R. Hobbs (2005). Toward a Useful Concept of Causality for Lexical Semantics. Journal of Semantics 22 (2):181-209.
    We do things in the world by exploiting our knowledge of what causes what. But in trying to reason formally about causality, there is a difficulty: to reason with certainty we need complete knowledge of all the relevant events and circumstances, whereas in everyday reasoning tasks we need a more serviceable but looser notion that does not make such demands on our knowledge. In this work the notion of ‘causal complex’ is introduced for a complete set of events and conditions (...)
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  12. Werner Hüllen & Rainer Schulze (eds.) (1988). Understanding the Lexicon: Meaning, Sense, and World Knowledge in Lexical Semantics. M. Niemeyer.
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  13. M. Israel (1996). Polarity Sensitivity as Lexical Semantics. Linguistics and Philosophy 19 (6):619 - 666.
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  14. Kent Johnson (2007). An Overview of Lexical Semantics. Philosophy Compass 3 (1):119-134.
    This article reviews some linguistic and philosophical work in lexical semantics. In Section 1, the general methods of lexical semantics are explored, with particular attention to how semantic features of verbs are associated with grammatical patterns. In Section 2, philosophical consequences and issues arising from this sort of research is reviewed.
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  15. Jerrold Katz & Jerry Fodor (1963). The Structure of a Semantic Theory. Language 39:170-210.
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  16. Andrew Koontz-Garboden (2010). The Lexical Semantics of Derived Statives. Linguistics and Philosophy 33 (4):285-324.
    This paper investigates the semantics of derived statives, deverbal adjectives that fail to entail there to have been a preceding (temporal) event of the kind named by the verb they are derived from, e.g. darkened in a darkened portion of skin. Building on Gawron’s (The lexical semantics of extent verbs, San Diego State University, ms, 2009) recent observations regarding the semantics of extent uses of change of state verbs (e.g., Kim’s skin darkens between the knee and the calf) and Kennedy (...)
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  17. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (ed.) (1998). Lexical Semantics Cognition and Philosophy. Łódź University Press.
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  18. Carita Paradis (2005). Ontologies and Construals in Lexical Semantics. Axiomathes 15 (4):541-573.
    The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework of lexical meaning, broadly along the lines of Cognitive Semantics (Langacker 1987a). Within the proposed model, all aspects of meaning are to be explained in terms of properties of ontologies in conceptual space, i.e. properties of content ontologies and schematic ontologies and construals which are imposed on the conceptual structures on the occasion of use. It is through the operations of construals on ontological structures that different readings of lexical expressions (...)
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  19. J. Pustejovsky & Bran Boguraev (eds.) (1997). Lexical Semantics: The Problem of Polysemy. Oxford University Press.
    Lexical ambiguity presents one of the most intractable problems for language processing studies and, not surprisingly, it is at the core of research in lexical semantics. Originally published as two special issues of the Journal of Semantics, this collection focuses on the problem of polysemy, from the point of view of practitioners of computational linguistics.
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  20. James Pustejovsky & Branimir Boguraev (1995). Introduction: Lexical Semantics in Context. Journal of Semantics 12 (1):1-14.
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  21. Yael Ravin (1990). Lexical Semantics Without Thematic Roles. Oxford University Press.
    In this interpretive analysis, Ravin argues that thematic roles are not valid semantic entities, and that syntax and semantics are indeed autonomous and independent of one another. Suggesting a decompositional approach to lexical semantics in the spirit of Katz's semantic theory, the book considers such theoretical issues as indeterminacy and ambiguity, lexical configuration rules, and lexical projection, and analyzes the semantic content of event concepts such as causation, action, and change.
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  22. Patrick Saint-Dizier & Evelyne Viegas (eds.) (1995). Computational Lexical Semantics. Cambridge University Press.
    Lexical semantics has become a major research area within computational linguistics, drawing from psycholinguistics, knowledge representation, computer algorithms and architecture. Research programmes whose goal is the definition of large lexicons are asking what the appropriate representation structure is for different facets of lexical information. Among these facets, semantic information is probably the most complex and the least explored.Computational Lexical Semantics is one of the first volumes to provide models for the creation of various kinds of computerised lexicons for the automatic (...)
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  23. Alfred Schramm (2012). Some Comments on Lehrer Semantics. Philosophical Studies 161 (1):109-117.
    Lehrer Semantics, as it was devised by Adrienne and Keith Lehrer, is imbedded in a comprehensive web of thought and observations of language use and development, communication, and social interaction, all these as empirical phenomena. Rather than for a theory, I take it for a ‘‘model’’ of the kind which gives us guidance in how to organize linguistic and language-related phenomena. My comments on it are restricted to three aspects: In 2 I deal with the question of how Lehrerian sense (...)
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  24. Michael Stubbs (2001). Words and Phrases: Corpus Studies of Lexical Semantics. Blackwell Publishers.
    This book fills a gap in studies of meaning by providing detailed case studies of attested corpus data on the meanings of words and phrases.
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  25. David Testen, Veena Mishra & Joseph Drogo (eds.) (1984). Papers From the Parasession on Lexical Semantics. Chicago Linguistic Society.
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  26. Jan van Eijck, Formal Concept Analysis and Lexical Semantics.
    To ascertain that a formalization of the intuitive notion of a ‘concept’ is linguistically interesting, one has to check whether it allows to get a grip on distinctions and notions from lexical semantics. Prime candidates are notions like ‘prototype’, ‘stereotypical attribute’, ‘essential attribute versus accidental attribute’, ‘intension versus extension’. We will argue that although the current paradigm of formal concept analysis as an application of lattice theory is not rich enough for an analysis of these notions, a lattice theoretical approach (...)
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  27. Agustin Vicente & Fernando Martínez-Manrique (forthcoming). The Big Concepts Paper: A Defence of Hybridism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
    The renewed interest in concepts and their role in psychological theorizing is partially motivated by Machery’s claim that concepts are so heterogeneous that they have no explanatory role. Against this, pluralism argues that there is multiplicity of different concepts for any given category, while hybridism argues that a concept is constituted by a rich common representation. This paper aims to advance the understanding of the hybrid view of concepts. First, we examine the main arguments against hybrid concepts, and conclude that, (...)
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