By Rick Nouwen, Robert van Rooij, Uli Sauerland, Hans-Christian Schmitz

This ebook constitutes the complaints of the overseas Workshop on Vagueness in communique, VIC 2009, held as a part of ESSLLI 2009, in Bordeaux, France, July 20-24, 2009.

The eleven contributions offered shed a gentle on new facets within the sector of vagueness in normal language conversation. not like the classical tools of facing vagueness - like multi-valued logics, fact worth gaps or gluts, or supervaluations - this quantity provides new techniques like context-sensitivity of vagueness, the sprucing of imprecise predicates in context, and the modeling of precision levels.

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G. 9 Furthermore, if we think absolute adjectives like “flat” and “full” as having prototypes, then the suggestion in prototype theory that the prototypes are by and large clear and universal across while the boundaries between concepts are not is consistent with an account where modern concepts are the result of repeated loosening of concepts that originally coincided with these prototypes far more strictly. One example of such a suggestion is made in [13] and supported in [12, p. 58-78]. When we are investigating a word like “bald”, one might object that even if it is commonly used to refer to more than just an endpoint, the endpoint still remains and can be referred to with modifiers like “completely” and “absolutely”.

Pdf 11. : Intensives and Down-toners: A Study in English Adverbs. Carl Winter, Heidelberg (1901) 12. : Cognitive Reference Points: semantics beyond the prototypes in adjectives of space and colour. PhD thesis, Leiden University (October 2008) 13. : The meaning of color terms: Semantics, culture, and cognition. Cognitive Linguistics 1(1), 99–150 (1990) 14. : Truthfulness and relevance. 1.

3 6 6 Height Fig. 6. % of ‘True’ responses to ‘X is tall and not tall’ Particularly interesting, however, is how the two statements, both and neither, correspond with one another. The responses for the two questions are crosstabulated in Table 4. Note that the response types are subscripted with the 12 One may question the reliability of ‘True’ responses to the contradictory statement here. For example, it may well be that (relative) abundance of ‘True’ responses to both is due to a simple yes-bias.

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