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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
"[W]ell worth reading. . . . For those who are unfamiliar with the emerging field of lexical semantics. . . it will present an interesting entry point. For those who work in the field, it covers a wide range of interesting and serious problems, in ways that suggest fruitful interaction with a variety of other views and approaches".
-- J. Terry Nutter, "Computational Lingui
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 23rd 1998 by Bradford Book (first published October 23rd 1995)
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Jun 26, 2008 Nat rated it really liked it
This book is a refreshing taste of lexical semantics after a hot dry spell of orthodox truth-conditional semantics. And that's even when some of the claims about meaning in here seem a little off the mark. For example, each lexical entry (for a word like "letter"--the kind you send in the mail) is a complex, four-level structure that goes far beyond just the normal semantic type and selectional restrictions. In addition to semantic type, it includes event structure, qualia structure (which is ...more
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