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Compositionality and Beyond: Embodied Meaning in Language and Protolanguage  

Michael A. Arbib

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
This article mentions that a formal view of compositional semantics is helpful both for what it reveals about the structure of language and also for what it deletes, including context, the ... More

Compositionality and Linguistic Evolution  

Kenny Smith and Simon Kirby

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The productivity of language is subserved by two structural properties: language is recursive, which allows the creation of an infinite number of utterances, and language is compositional, ... More

The origins of meaning  

James R. Hurford

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Researches in language evolution have presented some continuity between apes and humans. Researchers have shown that precursors to both sentence meaning (conceptual meaning) and speaker ... More

Prototypes and their Composition from an Evolutionary Point of View  

Gerhard Schurz

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The foregoing considerations support the conjecture that prototypes are semi-compositional in the sense that there exist unboundedly many combinations of nouns with non-exceptional ... More

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