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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • From Language to Multimodalityby Carys Jones; Eija Ventola

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 90.25

    This book shares the recent debates by systemic functional linguistics and other linguistic forums. Its principal focus is on how we use language to make meaning of the world, on how the systems and structures of the ideational function of language represent the realisation of our experiences of the world around us. more...

  • Compositionality, Context and Semantic Valuesby K. Fintel; Francis J. Pelletier

    Springer 2008; US$ 219.00

    Are natural languages genuinely compositional? What roles does context play in linguistic communication, and by what means? In particular, does context interfere with the compositional determination of truth conditions? What meanings should theorists assign to sentences if compositionality is to be retained? These are the central questions of this... more...

  • Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalismby Gerhard Preyer; Georg Peter

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 48.99

    Fifteen specially written papers examine the ways in which the content of what we say is dependent on the context in which we say it. At the centre of the debate is Cappelen and Lepore's claim that context-sensitivity in language is best captured by a combination of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism. - ;Fifteen specially written papers... more...

  • Evidentialityby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 59.99

    Evidentiality is one of the most fascinating categories of human languages. In a number of languages, scattered across the world, every statement must contain a specification of the type of evidence on which it is based - whether the speaker saw it, or heard it, or inferred it from indirect evidence, or learnt it from somebody else. This is a very... more...

  • Semantics versus Pragmaticsby Zoltan Gendler Szabo

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 59.99

    Semantics Versus Pragmatics is a collection of ten papers by some of the most influential contemporary analytic philosophers of language, preceded by an informative and accessible introduction by the book's editor. The book is important because the papers it contains reflect a wide range of views concerning the lively debate that is currently taking... more...