From Linguistic Form to Situation Schemata

  • Jens Erik Fenstad
  • Per-Kristian Halvorsen
  • Tore Langholm
  • Johan Van Benthem
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 34)

Abstract

In this section we connect the description of linguistic form (phonology, morphology and syntax) with situation schemata. We describe the relationship between meaning and linguistic form in terms of constraints. This differs from the more traditional approach where form, and in particular syntactic form, is related to interpretations through means of stepwise derivations. The constraint approach establishes the connection between form and meaning declaratively and without arbitrary conditions on the order of steps employed in actually linking form and content.

Keywords

Semantic Representation Functional Structure Linguistic Form Semantic Constraint Interpretation Rule 
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Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Erik Fenstad
    • 1
  • Per-Kristian Halvorsen
    • 2
  • Tore Langholm
    • 3
  • Johan Van Benthem
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOslo UniversityNorway
  2. 2.Intelligent Systems LaboratoryXerox Palo Alto Research Center and CSLIStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyStanford UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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