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Semantics

  • Categorial Featuresby Phoevos Panagiotidis

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Proposes a novel theory of parts of speech, bringing together the latest research and discoveries. more...

  • A Descriptive Study of Bengali Wordsby Niladri Sekhar Dash

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book sheds new light on the form and function of morphemes in construction of words in the Bengali language. more...

  • National 5 & Higher English: Scottish Short Textsby Willie McGuire; Carolyn Cunningham; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 59.94

    In National 5 and Higher English students may choose to write about a Scottish set text in each part of the Critical Reading paper provided they are from different genres, meaning that up to 40% of marks are available for writing about Scottish set texts. This book provides valuable advice on writing about the most popular Scottish poems and short... more...

  • Acquiring Pragmaticsby Sandrine Zufferey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Acquiring Pragmatics offers a comprehensive synthesis of state-of-the-art research on the acquisition of pragmatics. It introduces the current topics of research in theoretical pragmatics and explores the issues they raise for language acquisition research and the new experimental designs which have been developed to address them. While each... more...

  • Kant And The Platypusby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.39

    How much do our perceptions of things depend on our cognitive ability, and how much on our linguistic resources? Where, and how, do these two questions meet? Umberto Eco undertakes a series of idiosyncratic and typically brilliant explorations, starting from the perceived data of common sense, from which flow an abundance of 'stories' or fables, often... more...

  • Corporate Argumentation in Takeover Bidsby Rudi Palmieri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This volume systematically investigates the role of argumentation in takeover bids. The announcement of these financial proposals triggers an argumentative situation, in which both the economic desirability and the social acceptability of the deal become argumentative issues for different classes of stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers,... more...

  • Educating in Dialogby Sebastian Feller; Ilker Yengin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In this paper, I develop a view of teaching and learning as explorative action games (TaLEAG). The concept of the action game is borrowed from Weigand’s (2010) Theory of Dialogic Action Games or Mixed Game Model (MGM). The MGM rests on two basic assumptions: communication is dialogic and language is action. These two assumptions are adapted to... more...

  • Certainty-uncertainty ? and the Attitudinal Space in Betweenby Sibilla Cantarini; Werner Abraham; Elisabeth Leiss

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Religious belief is an emotional attitude that is not based on a “certain” experience. Adolescence is a very uncertain stage of life and an unstable faith can mirror this turbulence. The aim of this work is to investigate the discursive construction of religious experience in late adolescence. We asked 230 university students to write about... more...

  • Pragmatics of Tense and Time in Newsby Jan Chovanec

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive account of temporal deixis in English printed and online news texts. Linking the characteristic usage of tenses with the projection of deictic centres, it notes how conventional tenses, particularly in headlines, are affected by heteroglossia arising from various accessed voices. The resulting tense shifts... more...

  • Discourse Segmentation in Romance Languagesby Salvador Pons Borderķa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This chapter presents an empirical study of the left periphery of Basic Discourse Units, viz. the linguistic segments that speakers and hearers use to interpret the discourse they are engaged in. A Basic Discourse Unit is bound by the mapping of a syntactic (dependency) structure and a major intonation unit, giving rise to different types of discourse... more...