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  1. Meaning Transfer Revisited.David Liebesman & Ofra Magidor - 2018 - Philosophical Perspectives 32 (1):254-297.
  • The Role of Literal Meaning in Figurative Language Comprehension: Evidence From Masked Priming ERP.Hanna Weiland, Valentina Bambini & Petra B. Schumacher - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  • Disentangling Metaphor From Context: An ERP Study.Valentina Bambini, Chiara Bertini, Walter Schaeken, Alessandra Stella & Francesco Di Russo - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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  • An Alternative to Mapping a Word Onto a Concept in Language Acquisition: Pragmatic Frames.Katharina J. Rohlfing, Britta Wrede, Anna-Lisa Vollmer & Pierre-Yves Oudeyer - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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  • Boon or Burden? The Role of Compositional Meaning in Figurative Language Processing and Acquisition.Mila Vulchanova, Evelyn Milburn, Valentin Vulchanov & Giosuè Baggio - 2019 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 28 (2):359-387.
    We critically address current theories of figurative language, focusing on the role of literal or compositional meaning in the interpretation of non-literal expressions, including idioms and metaphors. Specifically, we formulate and discuss the processing hypothesis that compositional meaning may either facilitate or impede the recovery or construction of the intended figurative meaning depending on multiple factors, and in particular, on the expression’s decomposability and on the “strength” of semantic relations between the compositional and figurative meanings. As a case study, we (...)
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  • Does the Principle of Compositionality Explain Productivity? For a Pluralist View of the Role of Formal Languages as Models.Ernesto Perini-Santos - 2017 - Contexts in Philosophy 2017 - CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
    One of the main motivations for having a compositional semantics is the account of the productivity of natural languages. Formal languages are often part of the account of productivity, i.e., of how beings with finite capaci- ties are able to produce and understand a potentially infinite number of sen- tences, by offering a model of this process. This account of productivity con- sists in the generation of proofs in a formal system, that is taken to represent the way speakers grasp (...)
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