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  • The Extent of the Literalby Dr Marina Rakova

    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...

  • In Other Wordsby Deborah Schiffrin

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    Explores the ways that words and meanings are re-used in new contexts for new listeners. more...

  • Linguistic Meaning, Truth Conditions and Relevanceby Dr Corinne Iten; Kent Bach; Anne Bezuidenhout; Richard Breheny; Sam Glucksberg; Francesca Happé; François Recanati; Deirdre Wilson

    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...

  • Semanticsby Steven Davis

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    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...

  • Semantische Kämpfeby Ekkehard Felder

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    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...

  • Semanticsby James R. Hurford; Brendan Heasley; Michael B. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. more...

  • Person Reference in Interactionby N. J. Enfield; Tanya Stivers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This book examines how we refer to other people in everyday conversation, across different languages and cultures. more...

  • Semantics in Acquisitionby Veerle van Geenhoven

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 279.00

    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...

  • Word Sense Disambiguationby Eneko Agirre; Philip Edmonds

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Semantic Relationismby Kit Fine

    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 relationships... more...