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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 145.00
The main argument of this book is that the notion of truth plays no role in speaker-hearers' interpretation of linguistic utterances and that it is not needed for theoretical accounts of linguistic meaning either. The theoretical argument is developed in the first part, while the second part supports it with cognitive relevance-theoretic, rather than... more...