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  • 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$ 152.95

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

  • Insensitive Semanticsby Herman Cappelen; Ernest Lepore

    Wiley 2008; US$ 133.95

    “This book is an ingenious defense of two positions not widely thought to be compatible: truth-conditional semantics and semantic minimalism. Cappelen and Lepore’s highly controversial views are already, and will continue to be, at the center of inquiry into the nature of linguistic communication.” Jason Stanley, University of Michigan... more...

  • Frames und sprachliches Wissenby Alexander Ziem

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The book is concerned with frame theory, which in recent years has experienced an immense growth in interest, not only in Germanic Linguistics. Frames are knowledge structures in the long-term memory which are of relevance for understanding expressions in language. Thus, for example, the gratuity frame makes knowledge available about eating... 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...

  • Two-Dimensional Semanticsby Manuel Garcia-Carpintero; Josep MaciÓ

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 48.99

    According to two-dimensional semantics, the meaning of an expression involves two different "dimensions": one dimension involves reference and truth-conditions of a familiar sort, while the other dimension involves the way that reference and truth-conditions depend on the external world (for example, reference and truth-conditions might be... more...