The geometry of meaning semantics based on conceptual spaces gardenfors peter 9780262026789 books amazonca. In the geometry of meaning peter gardenfors proposes a theory of semantics that bridges cognitive science and linguistics and shows how theories of cognitive processes in particular concept formation can be exploited in a general semantic mode. Turning to lexical semantics gardenfors argues that a unified theory of word meaning can be developed by using conceptual spaces he shows that the meaning of different word classes can be given a cognitive grounding and offers semantic analyses of nouns adjectives verbs and prepositions. Linguistic concepts may be described as sensorimotor patterns that allow the organism to interact with the physical world pecher and zwaan 2005 or in terms of the geometry of meaning in
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