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  • Morpheme Order and Semantic Scopeby Keren Rice

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 77.00 US$ 63.14

    This book offers a rich and theoretically informed survey of verb structure in Athapaskan languages. more...

  • The English Noun Phraseby Evelien Keizer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 43.00 US$ 35.26

    A study of noun phrases in English, looking at how we produce and understand them. more...

  • Quantity Implicaturesby Bart Geurts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Presents a theory of quantity implicatures, a type of pragmatic inference which is widely debated in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. more...

  • Explicit Communicationby Dr BelÚn Soria; Dr Esther Romero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00

    This collection brings about a current interdisciplinary debate on explicit communication. With Robyn Carston's pragmatics at the core of the discussion, special attention is drawn to linguistic under-determinacy, the explicit/implicit divide and also to the construction or recruitment of concepts in on-line utterance comprehension. more...

  • Swearing: A Cross-Cultural Linguistic Studyby Professor Magnus Ljung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Thisástudyáprovides a definition and a typology of swearing andácompares its manifestations in English and 24 other languages. In addition the study traces the history of swearing from its first known appearance in Ancient Egypt to the present day. more...

  • 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...

  • Introducing Pragmatics in Useby Anne O'Keeffe; Brian Clancy; Svenja Adolphs

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    Introducing Pragmatics in Use is a lively and accessible introduction to pragmatics, which both covers theory and applies it to real spoken and written data. Pragmatics is the study of language in context, yet most textbooks rely on invented language examples. This innovative textbook systematically draws on language corpora to illustrate features... 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...