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  • In Other Wordsby Deborah Schiffrin

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

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

  • The Extent of the Literalby Dr Marina Rakova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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$ 140.00

    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

    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 and definitions,... 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...

  • Semantics in Acquisitionby Veerle Van Geenhoven

    Springer 2006; US$ 279.00

    Contains a collection of writings that focuses on semantic phenomena and their interpretation in the analysis of the language of a learner. This volume addresses a variety of phenomena such as: temporal aspect and tense, specificity, quantification, scope, finiteness, focus structure, and focus particles. 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...

  • Semantic Relationismby Kit Fine

    Wiley 2008; US$ 94.95

    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 Mouton 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...