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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 42.00
This new and important study of semantic change examines the various ways in which new meanings arise through language use, especially the ways in which speakers and writers experiment with words and constructions in the flow of strategic interaction with addressees. more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 41.95
Insensitive Semantics is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, investigating the effects of context on communicative interaction and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it is to be in one. Provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99
This book develops a unified account of expressions involving the notions of "part" and "whole " in which principles of the individuation of part structures play a central role. Moltmann presents a range of new empirical generalizations with data from English and a variety of other languages involving plurals, mass nouns, adnominal and adverbial modifiers... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 94.99
Presents a comprehensive understanding of the process by which we use words in speech to refer to things in the world. The text aims to develop a theory of the semantics of natural language which can account adequately for native speakers' intuitions regarding word meanings and their word usage. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99
The view that an adequate semantics of natural language calls for some theory of events has been a focus of considerable debate among linguists and philosophers. This book offers an up-to-date indication of this debate. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 135.00
The main argument of this book is that the notion of truth plays no role in speaker-hearers' interpretation of linguistic utterances and that it is not needed for theoretical accounts of linguistic meaning either. The theoretical argument is developed in the first part, while the second part supports it with cognitive relevance-theoretic, rather than... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 145.00
The Extent of the Literal develops a strikingly new approach to metaphor and polysemy in their relation to the conceptual structure. In a straightforward narrative style, the author argues for a reconsideration of standard assumptions concerning the notion of literal meaning and its relation to conceptual structure. She draws on neurophysiological... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00
This book explores two important tasks of language - presenting 'who' we are talking about and 'what happened' in a narrative - and how this alters according to emergent forms and meanings. Using a range of examples, it shows how words, structures and meanings are re-used in new contexts for new listeners. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 19.88
Suitable for those beginning the study of semantics or pragmatics, this alphabetic guide introduces terms referring to key concepts in semantics and pragmatics. The study of meaning as it is conveyed through language - the domain of semantics and pragmatics - is one of the central concerns of linguistics, and its importance cannot be exaggerated. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99
This is a collection of articles on semantics. The authors try to strike a balance: to obtain a representative coverage of topics, approaches, and recognized authors; and to choose articles which have made an important contribution to the field and are accessible to students and scholars. more...