From metonymy to syntax in the communication of events

  • Jean-Louis Dessalles
  • Interaction Studies Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, March 2008, John Benjamins
  • DOI: 10.1075/is.9.1.05des

The communication of events

What is it about?

This paper provides a biological function to Bickerton's protolanguage: to communicate about immediate events (almost here, almost now). It also mentions "semantic synthesis" as a way to form semantic representations from word combinations.

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