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The Resource Language and equilibrium, Prashant Parikh

Language and equilibrium, Prashant Parikh

Label
Language and equilibrium
Title
Language and equilibrium
Statement of responsibility
Prashant Parikh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parikh, Prashant
Dewey number
401/.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P99.4.P72
LC item number
P365 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pragmatics
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Game-theoretical semantics
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
Label
Language and equilibrium, Prashant Parikh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Information, meaning, and language -- 3. Situated choice -- 4. Equilibrium semantics -- 5. Indeterminacy -- 6. Noun phrases -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix A. The mathematical model -- Appendix B. An exercise -- References -- Index
Control code
318645912
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780262013451
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318645912
Label
Language and equilibrium, Prashant Parikh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Information, meaning, and language -- 3. Situated choice -- 4. Equilibrium semantics -- 5. Indeterminacy -- 6. Noun phrases -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix A. The mathematical model -- Appendix B. An exercise -- References -- Index
Control code
318645912
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780262013451
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318645912

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