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dc.contributor.authorAbusch, Dorit
dc.descriptionPrepublication version of handbook article.en_US
dc.description.abstractPossible worlds semantics for pictures is reviewed. Pictures are mapped to propositional semantic values by a geometric method. On this basis, an account of the temporal interpretation of pictorial narratives is constructed. Another pragmatic aspect of pictorial narratives is anaphora or indexing across pictures in a sequence. An argument based on sentences that describe pictures indicates that the semantics for pictures should represent a distinguished viewpoint. There is an analogy between ambiguity in language and ambiguous pictures. Perceptual semantics for pictures considers the effect of pictures on viewers.en_US
dc.subjectpossible worlds semanticsen_US
dc.subjectcentered worldsen_US
dc.subjectpictorial narrativeen_US
dc.titlePossible worlds semantics for picturesen_US

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