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From Etymology to Pragmatics: Metaphorical and Cultural Aspects of Semantic Structure by Eve Sweetser. From Etymology to Pragmatics: Metaphorical and Cultural Aspects of Semantic Structure by Eve Sweetser.

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Author(s): Robson de Souza Bittencourt

Journal: Ilha do Desterro
ISSN 0101-4846

Issue: 47;
Start page: 246;
Date: 2008;
Original page

ABSTRACT
One might ask whether there is any other way to define cognitive semantics than by its opposition to truth-conditional semantics, or any variant of it for that matter. Indeed, objectivistic philosophy has provided the background to cognitive semantics, which in turn has raised serious questions about its reliability to deal with natural language. One might ask whether there is any other way to define cognitive semantics than by its opposition to truth-conditional semantics, or any variant of it for that matter. Indeed, objectivistic philosophy has provided the background to cognitive semantics, which in turn has raised serious questions about its reliability to deal with natural language.
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