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  • The Linguistics of Givingby John Newman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 195.00

    In this collection of papers twelve linguists explore a range of interesting properties of ?give? verbs. The volume offers an in-depth look at many morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of ?give? verbs, including both literal and figurative senses, across languages. Topics include: an apparent zero-morpheme realisation of ?give? in a Papuan... more...

  • Literal Meaningby François Recanati

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    A provocative contribution to the current debate about the best delimitation of semantics and pragmatics. more...

  • Meaning and Universal Grammarby Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00

    This book develops a bold new approach to universal grammar, based on research findings of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) program. The key idea is that universal grammar is constituted by the inherent grammatical properties of some 60 empirically established semantic primes, which appear to have concrete exponents in all languages. For six... more...

  • Meaning and Universal Grammarby Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00

    This book develops a bold new approach to universal grammar, based on research findings of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) program. The key idea is that universal grammar is constituted by the inherent grammatical properties of some 60 empirically established semantic primes, which appear to have concrete exponents in all languages. For six... more...

  • Metaphor, Metonymy, and Experientialist Philosophyby Verena Haser

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 182.00

    This book offers a critical perspective on cognitive approaches to metaphor, metonymy, and the philosophical background underpinning experientialist semantics. Particular emphasis is placed on the works of George Lakoff, Mark Johnson and congenial cognitivists. Verena Haser suggests that we abandon some familiar methodological principles... more...

  • Metaphor and Non-metaphorby Jan M.G. Aarts; Joseph P. Calbert

    De Gruyter 1979; US$ 140.00

    Metaphor and Non-metaphor The Semantics of Adjective-noun Combinations more...

  • Metarepresentationby Eun-Ju Noh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    Eun-Ju Noh’s book provides a close look at linguistic metarepresentation showing how beliefs, utterances, and propositions are represented and how they are inferred. The author explains how metarepresentation works in various types of uses: quotations, negation, echo questions, and conditionals in terms of truth conditions and pragmatic enrichment.... more...

  • Migranten auf dem Weg zur Elite?by Armand Farsi

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 49.99

    Galt bislang die Metapher der ?katholischen Arbeitertochter vom Lande? als gängige Chiffre für nachteilige Startbedingungen für Schule und Beruf, trifft diese Stigmatisierung heute vor allem den Nachwuchs mit Migrationshintergrund. Es gibt jedoch auch hier Personen, die nicht nur erfolgreich ein Studium absolvieren, sondern auch verantwortungsvolle... more...

  • Minimal Indirect Referenceby Amanda Seidl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book investigates the nature of the relationship between phonology and syntax and proposes a theory of Minimal Indirect Reference that solves many classic problems relating to the topic. more...

  • Negative Contextsby Ton van der Wouden

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This research emphasizes semantic, syntactic and pragmatic considerations illustrating a wide array of linguistic approaches. Written from within the theoretical framework of Generalized Quantifiers, the three main areas considered are collocations, polarity items and multiple negations. more...