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  • Inventing Freedomby Daniel Hannan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    British politician Daniel Hannan's Inventing Freedom is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining... more...

  • Problems of Compositionalityby Zoltán Gendler Szabó

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is a critical discussion of the principle of compositionality, the thesis that the meaning of a complex expression is fully determined by the meanings of its constituents and its structure. The aim of this book is to clarify what is meant by this principle, to show that its traditional justification is insufficient, and to discuss some of... more...

  • Semanticsby Howard Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    Semantics is an accessible and practical introduction to formal semantics, the study of linguistic meaning, for students new to the subject. Semantics: * shows how meanings are built up and interrelated * presupposes very little prior knowledge of grammar or linguistic terminology * includes a glossary of technical terms * provides a progression... 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...

  • Semantic Relations and the Lexiconby M. Lynne Murphy

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Handbook on semantic relations between words, and different approaches to how these are mentally represented. more...

  • Regularity in Semantic Changeby Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Richard B. Dasher

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This important study of semantic change examines the various ways in which new meanings arise through language use. more...

  • Literal Meaningby François Recanati

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • Parts and Wholes in Semanticsby Friederike Moltmann

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This book develops a unified account of expressions involving the notions of "part" and "whole " in which principles of the individuation of part structures play a central role. Moltmann presents a range of new empirical generalizations with data from English and a variety of other languages involving plurals, mass nouns, adnominal and adverbial modifiers... more...

  • Insensitive Semanticsby Herman Cappelen; Ernest Lepore

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    Insensitive Semantics is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, investigating the effects of context on communicative interaction and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it is to be in one. Provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews... more...

  • Speaking of Eventsby James Higginbotham; Fabio Pianesi; Achille C. Varzi

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The view that an adequate semantics of natural language calls for some theory of events has been a focus of considerable debate among linguists and philosophers. This book offers a vivid and up-to-date indication of this debate, with contributions by leading experts. A comprehensive introductory essay is included. more...