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  • Sense and Sensitivityby David I. Beaver; Brady Z. Clark

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.95 US$ 116.09

    Sense and Sensitivity advances a novel research proposal in the nascent field of formal pragmatics, exploring in detail the semantics and pragmatics of focus in natural language discourse. The authors develop a new account of focus sensitivity, and show that what has hitherto been regarded as a uniform phenomenon in fact results from three different... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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. more...

  • Words and Other Wondersby Dirk Geeraerts

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    The volume brings together seventeen previously published articles on lexical and semantic topics by one of the most influential authors in cognitive linguistic lexicology. Spanning the period from the late 1980s to recent years, the collection features a number of papers that may be considered classics. The book serves as an excellent introduction... 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...

  • Semantik / Semanticsby Arnim von Stechow; Dieter Wunderlich

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 629.00

    During the past 20 years the investigation into meaning of natural languages has emerged into one of the most active disciplines in theoretical linguistics. The different traditions of linguistics, philosophy of language and philosophical logic converged in the paradigm of truth conditional semantics, which now plays a central role in... more...

  • How Words Meanby Vyvyan Evans

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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 US$ 33.53

    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 US$ 42.99

    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 US$ 42.99

    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 US$ 32.80

    The most up-to-date introduction to the study of meaning in language available for undergraduate students. more...