21.4799, Books: Cognitive Science/Pragmatics/Semantics: Parikh

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Subject: Language and Equilibrium: Parikh
 

	
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Title: Language and Equilibrium 
Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: MIT Press
	   http://mitpress.mit.edu/
	

Book URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262013451 


Author: Prashant Parikh

Hardback: ISBN: 0262013452 9780262013451 Pages: 360 Price: U.S. $ 40


Abstract:

In "Language and Equilibrium", Prashant Parikh offers a new account of 
meaning for natural language. He argues that equilibrium, or balance among 
multiple interacting forces, is a key attribute of language and meaning and 
shows how to derive the meaning of an utterance from first principles by 
modeling it as a system of interdependent games.

His account results in a novel view of semantics and pragmatics and describes 
how both may be integrated with syntax. It considers many aspects of meaning-
-including literal meaning and implicature--and advances a detailed theory of 
definite descriptions as an application of the framework.

"Language and Equilibrium" is intended for a wide readership in the cognitive 
sciences, including philosophers, linguists, and artificial intelligence researchers 
as well as neuroscientists, psychologists, and economists interested in 
language and communication. 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Pragmatics
                     Semantics
                     Syntax


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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