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Semantics

  • Skate Monkey: Fear Mountainby Paul Mason

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In Fear Mountain, beastly cries, giant footprints and... more...

  • Skate Monkey: The Cursed Villageby Paul Mason

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In The Cursed Village, something is very wrong in Weston.... more...

  • Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisitedby Joanna Blaszczak; Anastasia Giannakidou; Dorota Klimek-Jankowska; Krzysztof Migdalski

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 70.00

    Over the past several decades, linguistic theorizing of tense, aspect, and mood (TAM), along with a strongly growing body of crosslinguistic studies, has revealed complexity in the data that challenges traditional distinctions and treatments of these categories. Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited argues that it?s time to revisit our conventional assumptions... more...

  • Contrastiveness in Information Structure, Alternatives and Scalar Implicaturesby Chungmin Lee; Ferenc Kiefer; Manfred Krifka

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.42

    A group of authors containing both leading authorities and young researchers addresses a number of issues of contrastiveness, polarity items and exhaustivity, quantificational expressions and the implicatures they generate, and the interaction between semantic operators and speech acts. The 19 contributions provide insights on the interplay between... more...

  • Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicryby Timo Maran

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.61

    The present book analyses critically the tripartite mimicry model (consisting of the mimic, model and receiver species) and develops semiotic tools for comparative analysis. It is proposed that mimicry has a double structure where sign relations in communication are in constant interplay with ecological relations between species. Multi-constructivism... more...

  • Pragmemes and Theories of Language Useby Keith Allan; Alessandro Capone; Istvan Kecskes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 148.74

    This volume offers recent developments in pragmatics and adjacent territories of investigation, including important new concepts such as the pragmatic act and the pragmeme, and combines developments in neighboring disciplines in an integrative holistic pragmatic approach. The young science of pragmatics has, from its inception, differentiated itself... more...

  • Sounds, Societies, Significationsby Rima Povilioniene

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.99

    This edited book covers many topics in musicological literature, gathering various approaches to music studies that encapsulate the vivid relation music has to society. It focusses on repertoires and geographical areas that have not previously been well frequented in musicology. As readers will see, music has many roles to play in society. Music can... more...

  • Applied Discourse Analysisby Arthur Asa Berger

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.76

    This book, written in an accessible style and illustrated with drawings by the author and with many other images, discusses the basic principles of discourse theory and applies them to various aspects of popular culture, media and everyday life. Among the topics it analyzes are speed dating, advertising, jokes, language use, myths, fairy tales and... more...

  • Research in Clinical Pragmaticsby Louise Cummings

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 127.49

    This is the first volume to present individual chapters on the full range of developmental and acquired pragmatic disorders in children and adults. In chapters that are accessible to students and researchers as well as clinicians, this volume introduces the reader to the different types of pragmatic disorders found in clinical populations as... more...

  • Affect-Language Interactions in Native and Non-Native English Speakersby Rafal Jonczyk

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.99

    This volume provides an up-to-date and evaluative review of theoretical and empirical stances on emotion and its close interaction with language and cognition in monolingual and bilingual individuals. Importantly, it presents a novel methodological approach that takes into account contextual information and hence goes beyond the reductionist approach... more...