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  • Meaningby Paul Horwich

    Clarendon Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    What is meaning? Paul Horwich presents an original philosophical theory, demonstrates its richness, and defends it against all comers. At the core of his theory is the idea, made famous by Wittgenstein, that the meaning of a word derives from its use; Horwich articulates this idea in a new way that will restore it to the prominence that it deserves.... more...

  • A Workbook for Argumentsby David Morrow; Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 21.95

    This book builds on Anthony Weston's "Rulebook for Arguments" to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the "Rulebook", while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: homework exercises adapted from a wide range... more...

  • English Language for Cambridge International AS & A Levelby Julian Pattison; Duncan Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 42.74

    Drive analytical skills and exam confidence with this key classroom text. Structured and accessible, it guides learners logically through the latest Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language 9093 syllabus. A free teacher support site enhances your teaching with engaging and up-to-date international examples. more...

  • Lexical Meaning in Contextby Nicholas Asher

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 87.00

    This book is an innovative, formal framework for studying the meanings of words and how their meanings combine. more...

  • Functional Discourse Grammarby Kees Hengeveld; J. Lachlan Mackenzie

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    This book is the first comprehensive presentation of Functional Discourse Grammar, a new and important theory of language structure. The authors set out its nature and origins and show how it relates to contemporary linguistic theory. They demonstrate and test its explanatory power and descriptive utility against linguistic facts from over 150 languages... more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmaticsby Keith Allan; Kasia M. Jaszczolt

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 133.00

    In the fast-developing field of pragmatics, this Handbook is a one-stop resource for today's research and the many theoretical debates. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Compositionalityby Markus Werning; Wolfram Hinzen; Edouard Machery

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 149.99

    In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge for models of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and... more...

  • How to Read a Wordby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the... more...

  • Questionsby Jan P. de Ruiter

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Asks what questions do and how a question can shape the answer it evokes. more...

  • Metaphorby L. David Ritchie

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    A summary, critique and comparison of the most important theories on how metaphors are used and understood. more...