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Semantics

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  • Cognitive Approaches to Tense, Aspect, and Epistemic Modalityby Adeline Patard; Frank Brisard

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    This chapter explores the connection between past tense and modality in English and French. After arguing for a temporal definition of past tenses, I reinterpret the classical opposition between temporal uses and modal uses in terms of the speakers’s referential or subjective intentionality. I further distinguish between the epistemic uses –... more...

  • Telecinematic Discourseby Roberta Piazza; Monika Bednarek; Fabio Rossi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    In television comedies, the system of the English language, defined here as a set of choices from conventionalised language elements (Halliday 1994: xxvi) is used to create humour. From this perspective, humorous communication first appears as a phenomenon of instantiation (Halliday and Matthiessen 2004: 26–29), which uses, but does not immediately... more...

  • Making Semantics Pragmaticby Ken Turner

    BRILL 2011; US$ 114.95

    A collection of invited papers that intends to explore the nature of the semantics/pragmatics interface by examining the extent to which the analysis of certain expressions or constructions can be pragmaticised. It contains papers that address the topic of 'making pragmatics semantic'. more...

  • The Event Structure of Perception Verbsby Nikolas Gisborne

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 124.99

    This book examines the semantics and syntactic behaviour of perception verbs such as look, see, taste, hear, feel, sound, and listen. It considers their meanings, modality, and irregularity, and examines the kinds of polysemy they exhibit. It offers new insights on lexical causation, evidentiality, and processes of cognition. more...

  • Procedural Meaning: Problems and Perspectivesby Victoria Escandell-Vidal; Manuel Leonetti; Aoife Ahern

    BRILL 2011; US$ 154.95

    The contributions in this volume represent an inflection point in the delimitation and understanding of the notion of procedural meaning and open new paths for future research. more...

  • Reciprocals and Semantic Typologyby Nicholas Evans; Alice Gaby; Stephen C. Levinson; Asifa Majid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    In the concluding remarks that follow the results of the preceding articles are examined and discussed in the light of concepts of reciprocity distinguished in linguistics and other disciplines. It is shown that these contributions enlarge the empirical basis for the study of reciprocity and contribute to strengthening earlier cross-linguistic generalizations.... more...

  • Punctuationby Andy Seed; Roger Hurn

    Hachette Children's Group 2011; US$ 4.99

    All the essentials of punctuation covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage,... more...

  • Aitchison's Linguistics: Teach Yourselfby Jean Aitchison

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    This classic book is a straightforward introduction to linguistics which attempts to answer two fundamental questions: 'What is language?' and 'How does language work?' It outlines the scope of linguistics, explaining basic concepts and essential terminology with examples drawn mainly from English. Sound patterning, syntax and meaning - the inner... more...

  • Grammarby Andy Seed; Roger Hurn

    Hachette Children's Group 2011; US$ 4.99

    All the essentials of grammer covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage,... more...

  • The Construction of Social Realityby John R Searle

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; US$ 18.32

    In this fascinating, provocative account, eminent philosopher John Searle shows how our everyday actions and cultural knowledge are of a metaphysical complexity that is truely staggering. He explores the charecter of the structures of our daily work that exist by human agreement and from this, the nature of objective reality. For example, how can... more...