Structure and functioning of signs

  • Roland Hausser


The semantic and pragmatic functioning of complex expressions are based on individual words. These correspond to different sign-types with different mechanisms of reference. The classification and analysis of words as sign-types belongs traditionally in the philosophical domain of the theory of signs. For the modeling of natural communication in computational linguistics, a theory of signs is an obvious necessity.


Noun Phrase Person Pronoun Writing System Letter Symbol Sound Form 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Hausser
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  1. 1.Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen NürnbergErlangenGermany

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