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Author Asudeh, Ash, author
Title Enriched meanings : natural language semantics with category theory / Ash Asudeh and Gianluca Giorgolo
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P325 .A83 2020    AVAILABLE    30630020141121
Edition First edition
Descript xix, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series [Oxford linguistics]
Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics ; 13
Oxford linguistics
Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics ; 13
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This book develops a theory of enriched meanings for natural language interpretation that uses the concept of monads and related ideas from category theory, a branch of mathematics that has been influential in theoretical computer science and elsewhere. Certain expressions that exhibit complex effects at the semantics/pragmatics boundary live in an enriched meaning space, while others live in a more basic meaning space. These basic meanings are mapped to enriched meanings only when required compositionally, which avoids generalizing meanings to the worst case. Ash Asudeh and Gianluca Giorgolo show that the monadic theory of enriched meanings offers a formally and computationally well-defined way to tackle important challenges at the semantics/pragmatics boundary. In particular, they develop innovative monadic analyses of three phenomena - conventional implicature, substitution puzzles, and conjunction fallacies - and demonstrate that the compositional properties of monads model linguistic intuitions about these cases particularly well. The analyses are accompanied by exercises to aid understanding, and the computational tools used are available on the book's companion website. The book also contains background chapters on enriched meanings and category theory. The volume is interdisciplinary in nature, with insights from semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, psychology, and computer science, and will appeal to graduate students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines with an interest in natural language understanding and0representation
Subject Semantics
Semantics fast (OCoLC)fst01112079
Alt Author Giorgolo, Gianluca, author
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