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Semantics

  • The Semiotics of Movement in Spaceby Robert James McMurtrie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of spatial semiotics as he proposes that people?s movement... more...

  • A Semantics for the English Existential Constructionby Louise McNally

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1997, this book addresses the question: What is the interpretation of English there -existential construction? One of the principal goals is to develop an interpretation for the construction that will specifically address other properties of the postcopular DP. After outlining the problem, the author goes on to present a syntactic... more...

  • The Anatomy of Languageby Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1959, this book aims to provide a practical introduction to semantics, relating the critical study of language to real-life situation, with a wealth of anecdotes and numerous illustrations drawn from everyday personal predicaments. This book provides much information and much material for profitable discussion, helping to make accessible... more...

  • The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposingby Gregory L. Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1988, this book examines the aspects of pragmatic competence involving the class of preposing constructions in English. By limiting the scope of investigation to particular grammatical categories, the author argues previous studies have failed to capture significant pragmatic generalisations. The author asserts what distinguishes... more...

  • On the Semantics of Wh-Clausesby Stephen Berman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1994, this book is concerned with certain kinds of wh -clauses, whose interpretations are easily and, the author argues, plausibly rendered by a logicosemantic analysis on which wh- phrases translate as open sentences, that is, as expressions of the semantically interpreted representation which contain free variables. After a... more...

  • A Semantics for Groups and Eventsby Peter Lasersohn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1990, this dissertation presents an event-based model-theoretic semantics for plural expressions in English. The author defends against counterarguments the hypothesis that distributive predicates are predicates of groups, and not just individuals. By defining the collective/distributive distinction in terms of event structure,... more...

  • German Temporal Semanticsby John A. Nerbonne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    First published in 1985, this book analyses temporal meaning in German. The framework is that of a model-theoretic semantics, more specifically one incorporating a multi-dimensional tense logic. The first chapter presents this logic and argues that three dimensions are optimal for the description of natural language temporalia. The second chapter... more...

  • Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semanticsby Peter Lasersohn

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 34.99 US$ 31.49

    This book explores linguistic and philosophical issues presented by sentences expressing personal taste, such as Roller coasters are fun, and examines how truth-theoretic semantics can account for expressions of this type. It provides a detailed and explicit formal grammar paired with semantic analysis and pragmatic theory. more...

  • Instructional Process and Concepts in Theory and Practiceby Celal Akdeniz

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 117.21

    This book offers an accessible, practical and engaging guide that provides sample instructional activities supported by theoretical background information, with a focus on the nature of the instructional process in relation to several variables. It approaches instructional models, strategies, methods, techniques, tactics and planning from a new perspective... more...

  • Discourse Pragmatics and the Verbby Suzanne Fleischman; Linda R. Waugh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1990, this collection investigates grammatical categories associated with the verb as they are used by speakers and writers in real discourses and texts. Focusing on tense, aspect, mood, and voice in French, Spanish, and Italian, each chapter underscores the importance of context in our understanding of how grammatical categories... more...