Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 May 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This article presents a particular view of semantics which makes a strict separation between aspects of meaning that derive from the central computational system and those which belong in other, more general cognitive modules. While the details of the implementation are an empirical issue, it argues that the proposed model can handle many of the intricate issues involved in understanding verb meaning and argument structure. To the extent that the enterprise is successful, it is a model for the universal aspects of language structure and its close relation to abstract meaning relations. In this sense, the model is a proposal for a ‘minimalist semantics’.

Keywords: computational system, argument structure, language structure, verb meaning, abstract meaning

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.