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Concepts, Frames and Cascades in Semantics, Cognition and Ontology

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  • Presents a truly interdisciplinary state-of-the-art discussion of cognitive structures
  • Deals with a broad variety of models of cognitive representations
  • Includes psychological research on both humans and animals

Part of the book series: Language, Cognition, and Mind (LCAM, volume 7)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Pushing the Boundaries of Formal Semantics

  2. Prototypes and Probabilities


About this book

This open access book presents novel theoretical, empirical and experimental work exploring the nature of mental representations that support natural language production and understanding, and other manifestations of cognition. One fundamental question raised in the text is whether requisite knowledge structures can be adequately modeled by means of a uniform representational format, and if so, what exactly is its nature.

Frames are a key topic covered which have had a strong impact on the exploration of knowledge representations in artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics; cascades are a novel development in frame theory.  Other key subject areas explored are: concepts and categorization, the experimental investigation of mental representation, as well as cognitive analysis in semantics.  This book is of interest to students, researchers, and professionals working on cognition in the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Sebastian Löbner

  • Department of General Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Thomas Gamerschlag

  • Institute of Experimental Psychology, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Tobias Kalenscher

  • Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Markus Schrenk

  • Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Henk Zeevat

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Concepts, Frames and Cascades in Semantics, Cognition and Ontology

  • Editors: Sebastian Löbner, Thomas Gamerschlag, Tobias Kalenscher, Markus Schrenk, Henk Zeevat

  • Series Title: Language, Cognition, and Mind

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-50199-0Published: 29 May 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-50202-7Published: 13 January 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-50200-3Published: 28 May 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4109

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4117

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 486

  • Number of Illustrations: 230 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cognitive Linguistics, Philosophy of Mind, Experimental Psychology

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