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Semantics

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  • Quantificationby Anna Szabolcsi

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • The Mask on the Cruise Shipby Melanie Jackson

    Orca Book Publishers 2004; US$ 7.99

    As the ship-board entertainment on an Alaska-bound cruiseship. twelve-year-old Dinah Galloway is on the trail of a stolen Native artifact. more...

  • Robbie Packford - Alien Monsterby Heather Sander

    Orca Book Publishers 2004; US$ 4.99

    Robbie Packford was an ordinary grade six boy, but now he is an alien monster, soon to be transported to Kerbosky, where only he can save an enslaved planet. more...

  • The Role of Data at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaceby Eniko Németh T.; Karoly Bibok

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP) is a timely response to the growing demand for innovative and authoritative monographs and edited volumes from all angles of pragmatics. Recent theoretical work on the semantics/pragmatics interface, applications of evolutionary biology to the study of language, and empirical work within cognitive and developmental... more...

  • Windows to the Mindby Sandra Handl; Hans-Jörg Schmid

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Cognitive linguists are convinced that the nature of linguistic structures is strongly influenced by the way we experience and perceive the world and by how we conceptualize and construe these experiences and perceptions in our minds. At the same time, the study of linguistic structure and usage is credited with the potential to open windows... more...

  • The Grammar of French Quantificationby Lena Baunaz

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 145.37

    This first extensive study of French Quantification in the field of Syntax provides a typology of four main quantified noun phrases in French (existential, universal, negative and wh -), detailing their syntactic, semantic and prosodic behaviors. more...

  • Objects and Information Structureby Mary Dalrymple; Irina Nikolaeva

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    A cross-linguistic study of how objects are affected by information structure. more...

  • Context and Contextsby Anita Fetzer; Etsuko Oishi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    From an adaptive perspective, context construction is construable as a way of handling variation in the external environment. As such, it is as part of the action selection process, which is governed by adaptive values. This contribution examines in what way context results from the intervention of such values. By contrast with more mainstream approaches,... more...

  • Contrastive Pragmaticsby Karin Aijmer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 128.00

    The nominative and infinitive (or NCI) is a syntactic pattern that has so far not been given its due in the linguistics of languages that possess structures that could go by that name. In English and Dutch these were probably introduced (or at the very least revived) into the grammar as loans from Latin. To the extent that they have received attention,... more...