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Markus Werning: The Interaction of Bayesian Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics in Linguistic Interpretation

Wanneer:wo 05-04-2017
Aanvang:15:15
Eindtijd:17:00
Waar:room Omega

Lecture by Markus Werning (Bochum), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

Full title: The Interaction of Bayesian Pragmatics and Lexical Semantics in Linguistic Interpretation: Hearers’ Probabilistic Predictions in Discourses

We contrast two views of how contextual influence on sentence meaning composition can be explained. The Semantic Similarity View maintains that discourse context affects the comprehension of sentences mainly because of the semantic similarity between the words in the discourse context and the words in the sentence (as measured by Latent Semantic Analysis). The Free Pragmatic View, in contrast, defends the claim that...(continue reading...)