For all JASFL members:

M.A.K. Halliday, Professor Emeritus, University of Sydney will speak at the Tokyo campus of Teachers College, Columbia University.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11, 2004; 3:00-5:00pm
Campus: Suidobashi, Tokyo
ABSTRACT TITLE: Modelling Meaning: What do we understand now by "meaning", and how do we represent meaning in different theoretical and practical contexts?

This topic will be explored under 7 headings:

1) Matter and meaning: two realms of human experience.
2) Meaning and "information": same or different?
3) Meaning in language and meaning in other systems.
4) Meanings and wordings: computing with meaning/wording.
5) Grammatical and lexical meaning: complementary perspectives
6) Commonsense and educational modes of meaning: reconstruing the human
7) Can we expect a coherent model which will represent all the meanings of

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Dr. Terry Royce
Graduate Program Director

Dr. Terry D. Royce
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