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  • Semantics versus Pragmaticsby Zoltan Gendler Szabo

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 67.99

    Leading scholars in the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics present brand-new papers on a major topic at the intersection of the two fields, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics. Anyone engaged with this issue in either discipline will find much to reward their attention here.Contributors: Kent Bach, Herman Cappelen, Michael... more...

  • Semantic Prosodyby Dominic Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Semantic Prosody is the first full-length treatment of semantic prosody, a concept akin to connotation but which connects crucially with typical lexical environment. For example, it has been claimed that the adverb 'utterly' is characterised by an unfavourable semantic prosody on account of its habitual co-occurrence with words denoting unfavourable... more...

  • Words and Other Wondersby Dirk Geeraerts

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    Cognitive Linguistics has given a major impetus to the study of semantics and the lexicon. The present volume brings together seventeen previously published papers that testify to the fruitfulness of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of lexical and semantic topics. Spanning the period from the late 1980s to recent years, the collection features... more...

  • Semantik / Semanticsby Arnim von Stechow; Dieter Wunderlich

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 629.00

    The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative... more...

  • How Words Meanby Vyvyan Evans

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 54.99

    In this book, Vyvyan Evans builds a framework for the understanding and analysis of meaning that is at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible. In so doing he also addresses current issues in lexical semantics and semantic compositionality, polysemy, figurative language, and the semantics of time and space. more...

  • Theories of Lexical Semanticsby Dirk Geeraerts

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 38.99

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the major traditions of word meaning research in linguistics. It charts the evolution of lexical semantics from the mid nineteenth century to the present day, presenting the main ideas, landmark publications, and the dominant figures ofthe the five semantic traditions. more...

  • About the Speakerby Alessandra Giorgi

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 49.99

    Alessandra Giorgi develops an important and original perspective on the relation between a sentence and its extra-sententialcontext, namely that the speaker's temporal location is specified in the syntactic structure. Carefully argued and clearly written her book will appeal widely to semanticists in linguistics and philosophy. more...

  • Referenceby Barbara Abbott

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 49.99

    This book presents the most important problems of reference and considers their solution. It presupposes no technical knowledge, presents analyses from first principles, illustrates every stage with examples, and is written with verve and clarity. This is the ideal introduction to reference for students of linguistics and philosophy of language. more...

  • Introducing Semanticsby Nick Riemer

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    An introduction to the study of meaning in language for undergraduate students. more...

  • Context-Dependence, Perspective and Relativityby Francois Recanati; Isidora Stojanovic; Neftali Villanueva

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP) is a timely response to the growing demand for innovative and authoritative monographs and edited volumes from all angles of pragmatics. Recent theoretical work on the semantics/pragmatics interface, applications of evolutionary biology to the study of language, and empirical work within cognitive and developmental... more...