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by François Rastier, Marc Cavazza and Anne Abeillé
CSLI, 2002
Paper: 978-1-57586-352-8 | Cloth: 978-1-57586-353-5 | eISBN: 978-1-57586-961-2
Library of Congress Classification P325.S3825613 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 401.43

In our multimedia age, text description presents many conceptual problems: texts, as cultural objects, cannot be interpreted without descriptions of genre, communicative conditions, and language, which positivist approaches have proved unable to provide. Semantics for Descriptions addresses itself as much to linguists as to computer scientists, arguing that rational hermeneutics can offer better descriptive methods by allowing the theoretical and practical conditions of text interpretation to be defined.