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Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 14, Issue 2, 2014

Peter Gärdenfors
Pages 269-276

Comments: The Role of Attention in Lexical Semantics

This article contains comments on the other papers in this volume. I take up the roles of the world, the mind and the society in my semantic theory. I show how semantic differences between languages can be seen as attending to different parts of event structures. The role of the emotion domain in relation to the meaning of pejoratives is discussed. Finally, the idea that articles in language should be seen as an extension of pointing is shown to be congenial with my theory of semantics based on conceptual spaces.

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