The Meaning of Reference in Embodied Construction Grammar

TitleThe Meaning of Reference in Embodied Construction Grammar
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFeldman, J.
Other Numbers1205

The ECG formalism is quite general, specifying only the ways to write and combine the four basic structure types: schemas, constructions, maps, and spaces. Grammars in ECG are deeply cognitive, with meaning being expressed in terms of conceptual primitives such as image schemas, force dynamics, etc. The hypothesis is that a modest number of universal primitives will suffice to provide the core meaning component for the grammar. Referent descriptors entered the ECG formalism as the way of specifying the participants in a semantic specification This note discusses how to specify entity-like referents, focuses on the key issues in Reference, and treats some of the more problematic ones in some detail. It assumes a general knowledge of the NTL paradigm and is not self contained.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-02-011

Abbreviated Authors

J. A. Feldman

ICSI Research Group


ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report