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Prakash Mondal

of us merely artifacts. Hence raising questions concerning machine mentality or machine cognition appears to run the risk of inviting panpsychism—the belief that any matter has some form of mentality or consciousness. Understanding exactly how these issues make it, not just difficult, but severely

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Stephen M. Dickey

an epistemic sense,” the latter referring to the addressee’s beliefs about what is said. Markers of politeness and honorifics are expressions of intersubjectivity. However, Carlier and De Mulder (2010: 266) consider the orientation of the speaker towards the addressee’s knowledge set that occurs in

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Adeline Patard

‘counterfactual’ interpretation of past tenses can be viewed as two distinct implicatures of scalar origin that are invited in discourse to meet specific communicative aims: to refer to a counterfactual situation or to convey the speaker’s belief that the situation is unlikely. These implicatures are drawn from

Love, Sex, and Marriage

A Historical Thesaurus

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Julie Coleman

If the language we use influences and reflects the way that we see the world, then the fields of LOVE, SEX, and MARRIAGE, will show how speakers of English view their closest social and emotional relationships. Love, Sex, and Marriage provides a classification of English terms for these three fields from the earliest written records of the language until the present day. This volume makes it possible to trace changing attitudes towards social and sexual ties, and to understand those ties as earlier speakers of English did, through the language they used. The terms are arranged by meaning, and are listed chronologically within semantic fields, with their dates of usage. Notes on individual terms provide further information about their connotations and development. Language does not exist in isolation from the people who speak it, so background information about changes in social conditions, religious beliefs, and medical advancements is also included. A brief introduction to basic semantic terminology explains the principles behind the classification, and an alphabetical index facilitates the location of individual terms.

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Jolanta Wawrzycka

Theosophists, parodying their belief that clock time was but an illusion diverting humans from meditating on the spiritual cycles. Owen proposes that “After the Race” can be read ironically as, among others, a structure built on “the septenary principle” where the varied repetitions of “seven” expand the story

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Maïté Dupont

.50) ranked the second lowest. ( LOCRA ). 35 Morality expresses the most fundamental beliefs, but does not necessarily provide a means for resolving practical dilemmas. Ethics, on the other hand , does not only relate to beliefs but also to the way people determine how to act in practice ( LOCRA ). 36 The

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John M. Kirk

addressed by the moderator. 1 a. ⟨ I ⟩ 3 ⟨$ A ⟩ ⟨#⟩ ⟨rep⟩ Well there are few subjects more emotive than fair employment and our panel tonight are passionate in their beliefs ⟨,⟩ both for and against ⟨/rep⟩ ( ICE - NI - P 1 B -024) 4 Moreover, well may introduce to the audience the broadcast

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Karin Aijmer

intersubjective functions. In this perspective, intensifiers are viewed as resources which “negotiate relationships of alignment/disalignment vis-à-vis the various value positions referenced by the text and hence vis-à-vis the socially-constituted communities of shared attitudes and beliefs associated with those

Natural Language and Possible Minds

How Language Uncovers the Cognitive Landscape of Nature

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Prakash Mondal

In Natural Language and Possible Minds: How Language Uncovers the Cognitive Landscape of Nature Prakash Mondal attempts to demonstrate that language can reveal the hidden logical texture of diverse types of mentality in non-humans, contrary to popular belief. The widely held assumption in mainstream cognitive science is that language being humanly unique introduces an anthropomorphic bias in investigations into the nature of other possible minds. This book turns this around by formulating a lattice of mental structures distilled from linguistic structures constituting the cognitive building blocks of an ensemble of biological entities/beings. This turns out to have surprising consequences for machine cognition as well. Challenging mainstream views, this book will appeal to cognitive scientists, philosophers of mind, linguists and also cognitive ethologists.

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Prakash Mondal

cognitive processes are marked by the capability of organisms or creatures to do things for reasons that can be aligned with having beliefs, goals, desires or intentions. Having reasons for doing something for them does not arise from evolutionary trajectories of the creatures that possess cognitive