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L'interface Langage/Pensée

Mouhamadou El Hady Ba 1 
IJN - Institut Jean-Nicod
Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to say how the linguistic system of our mind interacts with its conceptual system. I argue for the thesis that the linguistic system embodies a set of rules applying directly to semantically loaded mental representations. I first consider proposals by the formalists of the 20th century (Frege, Russell), formal semanticists (Montague, Lewis) and Grice before developing my own account. I draw upon Chomsky's generative linguistics to give a unified theory of the language/thought interface. After showing that this theory could account for neuropsychological data concerning language processing, I apply it to the problem of the embedded implicatures and say how it could be used in Natural Language Processing, to clarify the Language of Thought Hypothesis and to study the semantics/pragmatics interface.
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Mouhamadou El Hady Ba. L'interface Langage/Pensée. Linguistique. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-00693163⟩



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