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Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding

Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding

Georgia M. Green
August 01, 1996

This book differs from other introductions to pragmatics in approaching the problems of interpreting language use in terms of interpersonal modelling of beliefs and intentions. It is intended to make issues involved in language understanding, such as speech, text, and discourse, accessible to the...

Cognitive Psychology: An Overview for Cognitive Scientists

Cognitive Psychology: An Overview for Cognitive Scientists

Lawrence W. Barsalou
April 01, 1992

This text presents the basic concepts of modern cognitive psychology in a succinct and accessible manner. Empirical results, theoretical developments, and current issues are woven around basic concepts to produce coherent accounts of research areas. Barsalou's primary goal is to equip readers with...

Phonology: A Cognitive View

Phonology: A Cognitive View

Jonathan Kaye
August 01, 1989

Designed to acquaint the reader with the field of phonology -- the study of the systems of linguistically significant sounds -- this book begins with a brief introduction to linguistics and a discussion of phonology's place within that field. It then goes on to cover a variety of topics including...

Philosophy of Mind: An Overview for Cognitive Science

Philosophy of Mind: An Overview for Cognitive Science

William Bechtel
May 01, 1988

Specifically designed to make the philosophy of mind intelligible to those not trained in philosophy, this book provides a concise overview for students and researchers in the cognitive sciences. Emphasizing the relevance of philosophical work to investigations in other cognitive sciences, this...

Philosophy of Science: An Overview for Cognitive Science

Philosophy of Science: An Overview for Cognitive Science

William Bechtel
April 01, 1988

This text focuses on two major issues: the nature of scientific inquiry and the relations between scientific disciplines. Designed to introduce the basic issues and concepts in the philosophy of science, Bechtel writes for an audience with little or no philosophical background. The first part of...

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