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Semantics

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  • Quantificationby Anna Szabolcsi

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    The most useful and rigorous overview of quantification to date. more...

  • Language, Thought and Referenceby Dr George Powell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    How should we analyse the meaning of proper names, indexicals, demonstratives and definite descriptions? What relation do such expressions stand to the objects they designate or to mental representations of those objects? George Powell casts new light on these and other questions by approaching them from within a cognitive framework. more...

  • Colouring Meaningby Gill Philip

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The kinds of variations that have been examined in the previous chapters have demonstrated that creativity, in order to be communicative, must be solidly grounded in knowledge that is shared between the creator of the variation and his or her intended audience. Yet no single facet of knowledge is sufficient in itself. The phraseological combinations... more...

  • Cultural Conceptualisations and Languageby Farzad Sharifian

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    This book presents a multidisciplinary theoretical model of cultural conceptualisations and language. Viewing language as firmly grounded in cultural cognition, the model draws on analytical tools and theoretical advancements in several disciplines, including cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, anthropological linguistics, distributed cognition,... more...

  • Journalism and the Politicalby Felicitas Macgilchrist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    Journalism is often thought of as the ?fourth estate? of democracy. This book suggests that journalism plays a more radical role in politics, and explores new ways of thinking about news media discourse. It develops an approach to investigating both hegemonic discourse and discursive fissures, inconsistencies and tensions. By analysing international... more...

  • Argumentation in Dispute Mediationby Sara Greco Morasso

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The context of mediation immediately highlights the importance of argumentation as a means to reasonably handle conflict. Argumentation in dispute mediation tackles this topic providing both theoretical insights and detailed empirical argumentative analysis. Its goal is twofold: to explore mediation as a real-life context of argumentation and to... more...

  • The Japanese Sentence-Final Particles in Talk-in-Interactionby Hideki Saigo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The Japanese sentence-final particles, ne , yo and yone have proved notoriously difficult to explain and are especially challenging for second language users. This book investigates the role of the particles in talk-in-interaction with the aim of providing a comprehensive understanding that accounts for their pragmatic properties and sequential... more...

  • Represented Discourse, Resonance and Stance in Joking Interaction in Mexican Spanishby Minerva Oropeza-Escobar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The book provides a new angle for the study of otherwise amply discussed discourse and interactional phenomena. The new perspective consists in addressing the interconnections between resonance, stance, represented discourse and joking in Mexican conversational discourse. In so doing, it contributes to a better understanding of the interplay between... more...

  • Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Semantics: Corpus-Driven Approachesby Dylan Glynn; Kerstin Fischer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    In line with the increasing use of empirical methods in Cognitive Linguistics, the current volume explores the uses of quantitative, in particular corpus-driven, techniques for the study of meaning. It shows how these techniques contribute to the core theoretical issues of Cognitive Semantics as well as how they inform semantic analysis.... more...

  • A Bee in Your Earby Frieda Wishinsky; Louise-Andree Laliberte

    Orca Book Publishers 2004; US$ 4.99

    A spelling bee threatens Kate and Jake's friendship. more...