Structure and functioning of signs

  • Roland Hausser

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Burning Beach Ghost Dine Clarification 

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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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