The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorMarkus Werning, Wolfram Hinzen, Edouard Machery

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In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge formodels of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and philosophy and in the cognitive sciences more generally, and is without question one of the most exciting fields in the study of language and mind. The authors of this book report critically on lines of research in different disciplines,revealing the connections between them and highlighting current problems and opportunities.The force and justification of compositionality have long been contentious. First proposed by Frege as the notion that the meaning of an expression is generally determined by the meaning and syntax of its components, it has since been deployed as a constraint on the relation between theories ofsyntax and semantics, as a means of analysis, and more recently as underlying the structures of representational systems, such as computer programs and neural architectures. The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality explores these and many other dimensions of this challenging field. It will appeal toresearchers and advanced students in linguistics and philosophy and to everyone concerned with the study of language and cognition including those working in neuroscience, computational science, and bio-informatics.

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In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge formodels of cognition. It is a key concept in li...

Markus Werning is Professor of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at the Ruhr University of Bochum. He is author of the book The Compositional Brain: Neuronal Foundations of Conceptual Representation (Mentis, 2010). Wolfram Hinzen is Professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Durham. His books include Mind Design and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:748 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Wolfram Hinzen, Edouard Machery, and Markus Werning: IntroductionPart I: History and Overview1. Theo Janssen: Compositionality: Its Historic Context2. Marcus Kracht: Compositionality in Montague Grammar3. Zoltan Szabo: The Case for Compositionality4. Ede Zimmermann: Compositionality Problems and How to Solve ThemPart II: Compositionality in Language5. Sebastian Lobner: Sub-Compositionality6. Pauline Jacobson: Direct Compositionality7. Jeff Pelletier: Holism and Compositionality8. Francois Recanati: Compositionality, Flexibility, and Context-dependence9. Dag Westerstahl: Compositionality in Kaplan Style Semantics10. Paul Pietroski: Semantic Monadicity with Conceptual PolyadicityPart III: Compositionality in Formal Semantics11. Wilfrid Hodges: Formalising the Relationship Between Meaning and Syntax12. Tim Fernando: Compositionality in Discourse From a Logical Perspective13. Gabriel Sandu: Compositionality and the Context PrinciplePart IV: Lexical Decomposition14. Dieter Wunderlich: Lexical Decomposition in Grammar15. Wolfram Hinzen: Syntax in the Atom16. Heidi Harley: Lexical Decomposition in Modern Syntactic Theory17. James Pustejovsky: Co-compositionalityPart V: The Compositionality of Mind18. Lila Gleitman,Andrew Connolly, and Sharon L. Armstrong: Can Prototype Representations Support Composition and Decomposition?19. James Hampton and Martin Jonsson: Typicality and Compositionality: The Logic of Combining Vague Concepts20. Edward Wisniewski and Jing Wu: Emergency!!! Challenges to a Compositional Understanding of Noun-noun Combinations21. Edouard Machery and Lisa Lederer: Simple Heuristics for Concept Combination22. Jesse Prinz: Regaining Composure: A Defense of Prototype CompositionalityPart VI: Evolutionary and Communicative Success of Compositional Structures23. Gerhard Schurz: Prototypes and their Composition from an Evolutionary Point of View24. Kenny Smith and Simon Kirby: Compositionality and Linguistic Evolution25. Michael Arbib: Compositionality and Holophrasis: From Action and Perception Through Protolanguage to Language26. Peter Pagin: Communication and the Complexity of SemanticsPart VII: Neural Models fo Compositional Representation27. Terry Horgan: Connectionism, Dynamical Cognition, and Non-Classical Compositional Representation28. Martina Penke: The Dual-Mechanism Debate29. Terrence Stewart and Chris Eliasmith: Compositionality and Biologically Plausible Models30. Andreas K. Engel and Alexander Maye: Neural Assemblies, the Binding Problem, and Neural Synchrony31. Markus Werning: Non-symbolic Compositional Representation and Its neuronal Foundation: Towards an Emulative Semantics32. Giosue Baggio, Michiel van Lambalgen, and Peter Hagoort: The Processing Consequences of CompositionalityAppendixReferencesIndex