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  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

  • Semantic Relationismby Kit Fine

    Wiley 2008; US$ 100.95

    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...

  • Situated Communicationby Gert Rickheit; Ipke Wachsmuth

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    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...

  • Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semanticsby Dr Uli Sauerland; Dr Penka Stateva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 125.00

    All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors to this volume investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation. more...

  • Compositionality in Formal Semanticsby Barbara H. Partee

    Wiley 2008; US$ 92.95

    Compositionality in Formal Semantics is a collection of Barbara Partee’s papers that have been influential in the field but are not readily available and includes a new introductory essay in which Partee reflects on how her thinking and the field of semantics have developed over the past 35 years. Brings together, in one volume, influential... more...

  • Formal Semanticsby Paul H. Portner; Barbara H. Partee

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95

    Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings is a collection of seminal papers that have shaped the field of formal semantics in linguistics. more...