Problem of Meaning Behavioural and Cognitive Perspectives

Behavioral and Cognitive Perspectives

Edited by

  • C. Mandell
  • A. McCabe, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA


Book information

  • Published: August 1997
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-82479-0

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Introduction. The many meanings of meaning (A. McCabe, C. Mandell). Historical and philosophical foundations of the problem of meaning (L.D. Smith). Stimulus equivalence and meaning: the influence of verbal behavior (C.C. Mandell). Metaphor, meaning and relational frame theory (S.C. Haynes, A.M. Grundt). A comparative perspective on the etiology of meaning and assaying behaviors for meaning (D.M. Rumbaugh, E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh). Sign language acquisition and the development of meaning in a lowland gorilla (J.D. Bonvillian, F.G.P. Patterson). Input and the acquisition of vocabulary: examing the parental lexicon (J.B. Gleason, R. Ely). Making meaning in parent-child interaction: a pragmatic approach (A.L. Inbens-Bailey, C.E. Snow). Cultural constructions of meaning: cross-cultural comparisons of mother-child conversations about the past (M. Minami). Narrative threads of metaphor (A. McCabe). Attributing meaning to deliberately false utterances: the case of irony (S. Dews, E. Winner). The problem of meaning in generative grammar (M. Piatelli-Palmarini, C. Cecchetto). Author Index. Subject Index.