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Current Advances in Semantic Theory by Maxim I. Stamenov (Ed.)

By Maxim I. Stamenov (Ed.)

This quantity comprises chosen contributions to the interdisciplinary symposium on 'Models of which means' held in Varna, September 25-28, 1988, lower than the auspices of the Institute of the Bulgarian Language of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. the purpose of the assembly used to be to increase the horizons of that means learn and the modeling of linguistic semantics, with contributions centering at the acceptable modeling of lexical, syntactic, and textual-semantic representations. The papers problem a few simple notions of semantics and show major avenues of improvement in modern investigations. One is towards broadening the scope of investigativeness, the second one is towards a better domain-specificity as expressed in a better sensitivity to pragmatics and meta-pragmatic concerns.

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Only when a pattern can be responded to as such, on some­ thing else, for example in the water, can things come to be in kinds. Then there is a distinction between particulars and kinds. Then the patterns make kinds of thing. For us there are not only trees, but also the pattern-of a tree. We see both this actual tree, and that it is a tree. So do animals, but the distinction is not there as yet. A dog might urinate against any tree, so we can say the dog treats trees as universals. We can say it recognizes a tree.

S C H R Ä G ing this functioning intentionality from its Cartesian and Kantian epistemological attach­ ments. It remained at best a supplement to theoretico-epistemological act-intentionality. 7. 3, p. 261). Narrativity by itself cannot surmount the aporia of temporality. References Bakhtin, Mikhail M. 1981. "Forms of Time and the Chronotope in the Novel". The Dialogic Imagination: Four essays by Mikhail M. Bakhtin ed. by Michael Holquist, 84-85. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. Ricoeur, Paul. 1984-1987.

This duality of pictures can be brought home, if we recall that animals cannot respond to pictures as pictures. A bird cannot react to both at once: The bird reacts either by pecking at the piece of cardboard, or — with fear — by fleeing from an actual cat. There is no way to tell the bird that it's a picture of a cat. Now let us think what pictures are. How is this doubled responding to pictures even possible? How is it that a piece of cardboard can be the pic­ ture of a cat? The picture is flat and the cat is not.

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