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Semantics

  • Meaning in Englishby Javier Valenzuela

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 22.00

    A lively, up-to-date and compact introduction to semantics, accessible to those with no prior knowledge of linguistics. more...

  • Negation in Early Englishby Phillip W. Wallage

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This book presents an overview and analysis of negation in early English, using corpus data to track its development over time. more...

  • Politeness, Impoliteness and Ritualby Dániel Z. Kádár

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This book models how people use ritual practices in interaction, and politeness and impoliteness situated in/triggered by ritual practices. more...

  • The Discourse of Peer Reviewby Brian Paltridge

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 86.88

    This book examines reports that are written by reviewers of submissions to a peer-reviewed journal. This includes a thorough study of the reports from the perspectives of context, content and genre, as well as from the point of view of pragmatics and politeness. The author examines the use of evaluative language, and the roles reviewers assume as they... more...

  • The Semantics of Nounsby Zhengdao Ye

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 99.00

    This volume brings together the latest research on the semantics of nouns in a variety of familiar and less well-documented languages. It offers detailed analyses of individual nouns across a range of conceptual domains, including 'people', 'places', and 'living things', with each analysis fully grounded in a unified methodological framework. more...

  • Crossroads Semanticsby Hilke Reckman; Lisa L.S. Cheng; Maarten Hijzelendoorn; Rint Sybesma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 158.00

    Abstract This article discusses constructions of the type En maar zeuren! ‘You keep on nagging’, which express a negative attitude of the speaker towards the proposition expressed by the construction. We will argue that en ‘and’ should be seen as a regular conjunction conjoining a phonetically empty clause... more...

  • Identity Strugglesby Dorien Van De Mieroop; Stephanie Schnurr

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    This chapter draws on a large corpus of life stories of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong. Narratives were recorded at a church shelter that provides temporary accommodation to domestic workers, and the analyses focus on the identity struggles the women are engaged in. They have to accept an enforced identity as maids, who... more...

  • The Idea of a Text and the Nature of Textual Meaningby Anders Pettersson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    In his account of text and textual meaning, Pettersson demonstrates that a text as commonly conceived is not only a verbal structure but also a physical entity, two kinds of phenomena which do not in fact add up to a unitary object. He describes this current notion of text as convenient enough for many practical purposes, but inadequate in discussions... more...

  • Studies in Figurative Thought and Languageby Angeliki Athanasiadou

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    Time provides essential structure to human experience. This chapter reviews the available empirical evidence for a fundamental metaphoric structure such as time is space in figurative language and thought. The chapter is organized into three over-arching themes: Motion through time, temporal succession , and duration estimation . A... more...

  • Semantics for Counting and Measuringby Susan Rothstein

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    The book is an investigation of the semantics of counting and measuring, and its connection to the mass/count distinction from a theoretical and crosslinguistic perspective. more...