Seeing the language: a diagrammatic approach to natural discourse

Synthese 186 (1):411-439 (2012)
Abstract
The key idea behind the diagrammatic approach presented in the paper is that the sophisticated mechanisms of human visual construction also play an important role in natural languages. We propose a diagrammatic representation of English, giving examples, translation rules, and semantics. Special attention will be paid to anaphoric phenomena, in particular, the possibility of a uniform treatment of anaphoric pronouns
Keywords Anaphoric pronouns  Dynamic semantics  Diagrams
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