Cognition, Synonymy and Definitions

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorIsao Higashimori
TitleCognition, Synonymy and Definitions
AbstractIn this paper. I would like to show that all the existing dictionaries are insufficient for defining some synonymous words. Relevance Theory (proposed by Sperber and Wilson 1986) can capture the similarities and differences of some synonymous words not as 'conceptual' but as 'procedural' meanings. This newly developed cognitive analysis can be extended to provide the true definitions for synonymous words such as X but/except for/except Y, too/also and huh/eh.
SessionPART 1 - Word meaning / lexical semantics
author = {Isao Higashimori},
title = {Cognition, Synonymy and Definitions},
pages = {93-100},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},