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Re: Jackendoff's "Semantic (?) Structures"

From:Levi Tooker <lrtooker@...>
Date:Monday, April 26, 2004, 6:26
--On Wednesday, April 21, 2004 1:39 PM -0400 John Quijada
<jq_ithkuil@...> wrote:

> Philippe Caquant wrote: > > Your statements point out quite clearly the flaw in approaching semantics > from a syntactic perspective, as Jackendoff does. IMHO, the only group of > linguists so far who are on the right track when it comes to semantics are > the cognitivists such as Leonard Talmy, Gilles Fauconnier and George > Lakoff. Talmy's 2-volume set "Toward a Cognitive Semantics" has been > extremely influential in my own conlanging efforts.
I was reading this post the other day and was intrigued and tried to find a copy of this book to read up on these theories. I was rather disappointed to see that the only copy the library owns has been checked out until much later this year. And it wasn't until today that I took a closer look at the class schedule I had registered for next semester to find out that my semantics class here at the University at Buffalo will be taught by none other than Professor Talmy himself! I hope it proves to be an interesting course. Levi Tooker