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The Pragmatic Roots of Context [chapter]

Bruce Edmonds
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Context is an abstraction of the collection of background features that are later recognised.  ...  Given this, there are (at least) two ways of modelling context: one can either attempt to investigate the contexts that arise out of the heuristics that a particular agent actually applies (the 'internal  ...  The research reported here was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom under contract number R000236179 and by the Faculty of Management and Business, Manchester Metropolitan  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-48315-2_10 fatcat:lnl47bpqkbejfctt3h7jpqq5ve

Pragmatic Requirements for Adaptive Systems: A Goal-Driven Modeling and Analysis Approach [chapter]

Felipe Pontes Guimaraes, Genaina Nunes Rodrigues, Daniel Macedo Batista, Raian Ali
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we observe that the interpretation of a goal achievement is itself context-dependent. Thus, we introduce the notion of Pragmatic Goals which have a dynamic satisfaction criteria.  ...  Contextual GM (CGM) extend these models with the notion of context and contextdependent applicability of goals.  ...  Acknowldegements This work has been partially funded by CNPq and the EU FP7 Marie Curie Programme through the SOCIAD project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25264-3_4 fatcat:xwpodccgp5aunlcln7gnlnkeoy

Pragmatic Requirements for Adaptive Systems: a Goal-Driven Modelling and Analysis Approach [article]

Felipe Pontes Guimarães and Genaina Nunes Rodrigues and Raian Ali and Daniel Macêdo Batista
2015 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we observe that the interpretation of a goal achievement is itself context-dependent. Thus, we introduce the notion of Pragmatic Goals which have a dynamic satisfaction criteria.  ...  Contextual GM (CGM) extend these models with the notion of context and context-dependent applicability of goals.  ...  The algorithm considers the root node of the CGM (line 1) and checks whether the root goal is itself applicable under the current context (line 2), returning NULL if it is not (line 3).  ... 
arXiv:1503.07132v1 fatcat:4vvcgmzdmjbdjbshvqgeek7fui

PREDICTIVE PROCESSING AND THE SEMIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE: COMMENTARY TO DUFFLEY

GUIDO LÖHR, CHRISTIAN MICHEL
2022 Manuscrito  
The aim of this commentary is to underpin Duffley's notion of a stable mental content that corresponds to the literal word meaning with a computationally plausible cognitive theory.  ...  We argue that recent advances in cognitive science can make at least two contributions to the debate. First, they can provide some underpinning of Duffley's ideas of a stable linguistic meaning  ...  Still, maybe the abstract (root node) meaning of the isolated (context free) "safe" is something like "free of the risk of something bad happening to it".  ... 
doi:10.1590/0100-6045.2022.v45n1.gm fatcat:x2sg7j6mgjdfhhqa46mb7jzicy

REPLY TO "PREDICTIVE PROCESSING AND THE SEMIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE: COMMENTARY TO DUFFLEY"

PATRICK DUFFLEY
2022 Manuscrito  
My notion of stable word meaning could correspond either to the root-node or the whole of a neurally-organized package and acknowledge that linguistic processing is largely holistic.  ...  The existence of words as context-free entities is not just a "cognitive idealization" however but a necessity, as otherwise speakers would have to make up their words on the spot.  ...  contexts, etc).  ... 
doi:10.1590/0100-6045.2022.v45n1.pl fatcat:rq76mhwn2nhrrj6pm35ivk3a3e

A MORPHO-PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF DIMINUTIVES IN EKEGUSII LANGUAGE KISII, KENYA

2021 International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature  
This study therefore morpho-pragmatically analyzed the diminutives of Ekegusii language with the view of exploring their markers, examining various meanings that they convey within and outside contexts  ...  Diminutives can express different meanings in different contexts. However, there is little documented evidence on morpho-pragmatic analysis of diminutives in Ekegusii language.  ...  Pragmatics refers to the study of meaning in context (Grice, 1975) . It is a sub-field of linguistics that studies how context affects meaning.  ... 
doi:10.20431/2347-3134.0906001 fatcat:zajfuoaagvbtze7nnqwtbubp4a

Pragmatics: The Cornerstone of Linguistic Exploration in the 21st Century

AU Embugushiki
2011 African Research Review  
This study investigates into the relevance of context in the interpretation of linguistic entities.  ...  Pragmatics, a field concerned with the study of language in relation to the context, was earlier conceived as a 'waste-basket' or "a rag-bag into which recalcitrant data could be conveniently stuffed,  ...  Pragmaticism, on the other hand, prioritises a pragmatic account of meaning at the expense of a semantic account of meaning. iii.  ... 
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v4i4.69208 fatcat:4phi2fjedvhs3ciellpzq7xokm

Foreword [chapter]

2022 Toward a Motivation Model of Pragmatics  
Given the "charge" of pragmatics -studying language use in context -we have claimed (and should continue to claim) territorial rights on all things language.  ...  This monograph is a proposal of a theoretical model, called "the motivation model of pragmatics" (MMP).  ...  Little wonder that, of the three major divisions in the study of language -semantics, syntax, and pragmatics -carved out by Morris, pragmatics emerged from virtual non-existence before the 1960s to have  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110787702-202 fatcat:nfp4sfovafda3jsm3wucj753le

Crosslinguistic influence at the syntax–pragmatics interface: Subjects and objects in English–Italian bilingual and monolingual acquisition

LUDOVICA SERRATRICE, ANTONELLA SORACE, SANDRA PAOLI
2004 Bilingualism: Language and Cognition  
of discourse pragmatics.  ...  In this study we focussed on the use of referring expressions, prime candidates to test the interaction between syntax and pragmatics, and we compared the distribution of subjects and objects in the Italian  ...  in the root of the clause.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1366728904001610 fatcat:u3sxfr2advbabkwvo7xbn3amtq

The Semantic-Pragmatic Analysis of Persian Modal Verbs Based on Papafragou's Model

Jalal Rahimian, Zohreh Vahedi
2010 Lodz Papers in Pragmatics  
This paper aims at analyzing the semantics and pragmatics of Persian modal verbs based on Papafragou's (1998 Papafragou's ( , 2000 relevance-theoretic model.  ...  mišavad, mišod and mišode are unspecified with respect to their propositional domains and take them directly from the context, whereas betavăn and bešavad accept the desirability domain.  ...  Papafragou's semantic model Pragmatics of root and epistemic modalities The pragmatics of modality is basically concerned with the recovery of specific modal restrictors in specific contexts in order  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10016-010-0009-7 fatcat:q5vps3enpje3nax7xw2zek6u2u

Review of Istvan Kecskes. 2014. Intercultural pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 277 p

Svetlana Kurteš
2015 Russian Journal of Linguistics  
pragmatics in the context of tangent fields, as well as locating the place and identifying the role of the subject within and across a range of disciplines dealing with communication, culture and society  ...  Chapter 9 explores issues in politeness and impoliteness in the context of sociocultural pragmatics, critically reviewing the state of the art in (im)politeness studies research and outlining relevant  ... 
doaj:ffaa2092efaf4bb8bf5fc5dff9cfc8db fatcat:4hdse75d2vhkdng7ojzq7bmeie

Page 30 of Computational Linguistics Vol. 14, Issue 3 [page]

1988 Computational Linguistics  
Therefore this goal becomes the root of a new context model, as shown in Figure 6; Satisfy-Language-Req(IS) is marked as the new current focus of attention, as indicated by the asterisk preceding it.  ...  The other previous context model, whose root was Satisfy-Major(IS, BS, CS), is discarded, indicating that IS’s third utterance has led us to deduce that he wants to pursue a bachelor of arts degree.  ... 

From discourse to syntax and back: The lifecycle of Kuuk Thaayorre ergative morphology

Alice Gaby
2010 Lingua  
from the discourse context or world knowledge.  ...  The suite of diachronic processes this erosion triggered a bidirectional grammaticalisation pathway, whereby grammatical (ergative) morphs were imbued with pragmatic functions even as originally pragmatic  ...  This research was funded by the University of Melbourne and supported by the Pormpuraaw Community Council.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2009.05.014 fatcat:i6qajhjycbdqbnacgodxgzmbci

INPRA: 7th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication. Split, Croatia, 10-12 June 2016

Jagoda Granić, Iva Polić
2016 Russian Journal of Linguistics  
These irregular negations are in their root idiomatic, with the idiomaticity of negation surpassing that of their root.  ...  of pragmatic research, to the application of pragmatic theory in practice.  ... 
doaj:a63ffad2745b404f916f6507943b9629 fatcat:hc6kpmoda5a7ncqogqb5ncdunq

A-55 Diagnosing Social Communication Disorder (SCD) in Multicultural Individuals: A Case Study

D Jain, M J Cohen, A Fredrick-Keniston
2019 Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology  
He is the son of immigrant parents with South Asian roots.  ...  Discussion In conceptualizing X's difficulties with social pragmatics, we must keep in mind the socio-cultural context in which he is growing up.  ...  He is the son of immigrant parents with South Asian roots.  ... 
doi:10.1093/arclin/acz029.55 fatcat:v2qciuexefdw5czyl3cgdakomy
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