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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00
The Extent of the Literal develops a strikingly new approach to metaphor and polysemy in their relation to the conceptual structure. In a straightforward narrative style, the author argues for a reconsideration of standard assumptions concerning the notion of literal meaning and its relation to conceptual structure. She draws on neurophysiological... 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...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99
This is a collection of articles on semantics. The authors try to strike a balance: to obtain a representative coverage of topics, approaches, and recognized authors; and to choose articles which have made an important contribution to the field and are accessible to students and scholars. more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 169.12
Dominance and power are also exercised through semantics. When viewing language as a means for asserting certain views on controversial topics in intellectual domains (e.g. medicine, economics, architecture, natural science, history, law, etc.), quasi disputes arise within debates among professionals with regard to appropriate terminologies... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 179.73
This book is unique in that it relates two linguistic subfields: Semantics and Language Acquisition. The volume contains a collection of writings that focuses on semantic phenomena and their interpretation in the analysis of the language of a learner. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 37.00
Graeme Hirst University of Toronto Of the many kinds of ambiguity in language, the two that have received the most attention in computational linguistics are those of word senses and those of syntactic structure, and the reasons for this are clear: these ambiguities are overt, their resolution is seemingly essential for any prac- cal application, and... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49
Introducing a new and ambitious position in the field, Kit Fine’s Semantic Relationism is a major contribution to the philosophy of language. Written by one of today’s most respected philosophers Argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought Proposes that there may be representational... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 169.12
This volume contains a selection of studies from the Collaborative Research Center ?Situated Artificial Communicators.? The contributions focus on different aspects of human-human and human-machine interaction in situations which closely model everyday workplace demands. The interdisciplinary approach integrates theory, description, and experimentation... more...