Problem of Meaning Behavioural and Cognitive Perspectives

Problem of Meaning Behavioural and Cognitive Perspectives

Behavioral and Cognitive Perspectives

1st Edition - September 26, 1997

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  • Editors: C. Mandell, A. McCabe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542607

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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.

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  • No. of pages: 485
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1997
  • Published: September 26, 1997
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542607

About the Editors

C. Mandell

A. McCabe

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA

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