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Semantics

  • Game Theory and Linguistic Meaningby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 120.00

    This is the first book to collect research on game-theoretic tools in the analysis of language with particular reference to semantics and pragmatics. Games are significant, because they pertain equally to pragmatics and semantics of natural language. The book provides an overview of the variety of ways in which game theory is used in the analysis of... more...

  • Gavin Boltonby

    Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Gavin Bolton has been a leading figure in Drama in Education. His publications cover various aspects of young people's educational drama. This title presents a selection of his key writings that provides an insight into the major areas of his theory and practice. more...

  • The Future of Thinkingby Peter Washington *Ga*; Jeff Mason; Peter Washington

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    Learning to think is a complex process made up of reading, writing listening, speaking and remembering textual materials. The aim of this topical book is to encourage practical educational reform in the Humanities by taking the emphasis away from the reception of texts to their production. Adapting rhetorical teaching methods, the authors encourage... more...

  • Fuzzy Grammarby Bas Aarts; David Denison; Evelien Keizer; Gergana Popova

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 69.99 US$ 60.19

    A collection of the best work by philosophers, cognitive scientists, and linguists on grammatical gradience and linguistic uncertainty - such as when warm becomes hot, how many grains make a heap, and when a puddle becomes a pond - introduced, explained, contextualized, and indexed. more...

  • Metaphor and Non-metaphorby Jan M.G. Aarts; Joseph P. Calbert

    De Gruyter 1979; US$ 154.00

    Metaphor and Non-metaphor The Semantics of Adjective-noun Combinations more...

  • Referenceby Barbara Abbott

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This book presents the most important problems of reference and considers their solution. It presupposes no technical knowledge, presents analyses from first principles, illustrates every stage with examples, and is written with verve and clarity. This is the ideal introduction to reference for students of linguistics and philosophy of language. more...

  • Subject, Theme and Agent in Modern Standard Arabicby Hussein Abdul-Raof

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Investigates the universal categories 'subject', 'theme', and 'agent' with special reference to their functional status in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and how these three distinct functions may or may not coincide in Arabic sentences. These functions are inexplicitly characterised by classical and modern Arab linguists and Arabists alike. It has been... more...

  • Signs of the Timesby Elizabeth Abel

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs?simplified in cultural memory to the "colored/white" labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South?from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and ?70s. In this beautifully... more...

  • The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequencesby Enoch Olad? Aboh

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This is the first book on the syntax of a Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. Aboh, who is a native speaker of one of the languages (Gungbe) discussed, analyzes different aspects of the syntax of the "Kwa" language group. Aboh also suggests how grammatical pictures for these languages can shed some... more...

  • Habermas and Pragmatismby Mitchell Aboulafia; Myra Bookman; and Cathy Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    There are few living thinkers who have enjoyed the eminence and reown of Jürgen Hamermas. His work has been highly influential not only in philosopy, but also in the fields of politics, sociology and law. This is the first collection dedicated to exploring the connections between his body of work ahd America's most significant philosophical movement,... more...