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- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 41.95
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$ 49.99
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 1996; US$ 94.99
Presents a comprehensive understanding of the process by which we use words in speech to refer to things in the world. The text aims to develop a theory of the semantics of natural language which can account adequately for native speakers' intuitions regarding word meanings and their word usage. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99
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 an up-to-date indication of this debate. 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...
- 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...
- 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...