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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...

  • Semanticsby Steven Davis

    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...

  • Semantische Kämpfeby Ekkehard Felder

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    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

    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

    This 2007 book examines how we refer to other people in everyday conversation, across different languages and cultures. more...

  • Word Sense Disambiguationby Eneko Agirre; Philip Edmonds

    Springer 2007; US$ 59.99

    Covers the topic of word sense disambiguation (WSD) including: the major algorithms, techniques, performance measures, results, philosophical issues, and applications. This book provides an overview of the research across the field. It teaches how to build and evaluate systems, and talks about what performance to expect. more...

  • Semantics in Acquisitionby Veerle van Geenhoven

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 279.00

    The two linguistic subfields of semantics and language acquisition are connected to each other, which has rarely been done before Semantics usually deals with adult language, and language acquisition usually is studied from the perspective of syntax or from a functional perspective, but not systematically from a formal semantic one more...

  • Semantic Relationismby Kit Fine

    Wiley 2008; US$ 97.95

    “With characteristic brilliance and rigor, Kit Fine advances a radically new conception of semantic structure that casts light from an unexpected direction on the nature of compositionality and the theory of direct reference.” Tim Williamson, Oxford University “How can two sentences represent the world as being precisely the... more...

  • Situated Communicationby Gert Rickheit; Ipke Wachsmuth

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    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...