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Semantics

  • Intonation and Meaningby Daniel Büring

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    This book examines the interplay between prosody-stress, phrasing, and melody-and interpretation-felicity in discourse, inferences, and emphasis. It presents the main phenomena involved, and introduces current formal analyses of prosodic structure, relevant aspects of discourse structure, intonational meaning, and the relations between them. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Moodby Jan Nuyts; Johan van der Auwera

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    This handbook offers an in depth and comprehensive state of the art survey of the linguistic domains of modality and mood. An international team of experts in the field examine the full range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the many facets of the phenomena involved. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Information Structureby Caroline Féry; Shinichiro Ishihara

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    This book provides linguists with a clear, critical, and comprehensive overview of theoretical and experimental work on information structure. Leading researchers survey the main theories of information structure in syntax, phonology, and semantics as well as perspectives from psycholinguistics and other relevant fields. more...

  • The Morphome Debateby Ana Luís; Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This volume is the first book length study to examine the morpheme - a unit that is purely morphological in nature - from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives. It draws on data from a range of typologically unrelated languages including Archi, German, Kayardild, Latin, Russian, Sanskrit, Selkup, Ulwa, and American Sign Language. more...

  • "Happiness" and "Pain" across Languages and Culturesby Cliff Goddard; Zhengdao Ye

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 128.00

    This chapter examines the words and constructions that Koromu speakers (PNG) use to talk about tare ‘hurt/pain’ and other painful sensations. It also reflects on links to cultural and environmental influences in daily life and key life events, environmental knowledge and traditional health care. Terms such as warike ‘be/feel bad’,... more...

  • Discourse Reflexivity in Linear Unit Grammarby Cameron Smart

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    Discourse Reflexivity in Linear Unit Grammar: The case of IMDb message boards represents a significant landmark. Not only is it the first in-depth corpus-based study to be based on Linear Unit Grammar, it is also the first study to present a unified model of both Linear Unit Grammar and Linear Unit Discourse Analysis. To illustrate this model, the... more...

  • Genre- and Register-related Discourse Features in Contrastby Marie-Aude Lefer; Svetlana Vogeleer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 128.00

    We present a quantitative analysis of evaluative language in a genre in which it is particularly prominent, that of movie reviews. The data chosen are non-professional consumer-generated reviews written in English, German and Spanish. The reviews are analysed in terms of the categories of Attitude and Graduation within the Appraisal framework (Martin... more...

  • Formen und Funktionenby Andreas Bittner; Constanze Spieß

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The essays in this volume explore the role of morphosemantic categories such as gender and number in the development and transformation of declension and distinction classes as well as grammatical and pragmatic congruence systems in German. Based on empirical data and facts about language change and language acquisition, they show the relevance of... more...

  • WJEC GCSE English Language Student's Bookby Paula Adair; Gavin Browning; Jamie Rees; Jane Sheldon

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 22.99

    Endorsed by WJEC Ensure that every student develops the reading, writing and oracy skills they need to fulfil their potential with this confidence-boosting, skills-focused Student's Book that contains a rich bank of stimulus texts and progressive activities designed specifically for the new WJEC specification in Wales. - Guides you and your... more...

  • The Linguistic Landscape of Post-Apartheid South Africaby Liesel Hibbert

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 25.00

    This book analyses a range of discourses which signal how and by what processes the linguistic landscape and identities of South Africa?s inhabitants have changed since the African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994, and where the discourse practices of those born post-1994 may lead. more...