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  • Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semanticsby Dr Uli Sauerland; Dr Penka Stateva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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$ 147.95

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

  • Foundations of Intensional Semanticsby Chris Fox; Shalom Lappin

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95

    This book provides a systematic study of three foundational issues in the semantics of natural language that have been relatively neglected in the past few decades. focuses on the formal characterization of intensions, the nature of an adequate type system for natural language semantics, and the formal power of the semantic representation language... more...

  • Insensitive Semanticsby Herman Cappelen; Ernest Lepore

    Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95

    Insensitive Semantics is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, investigating the effects of context on communicative interaction and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it is to be in one. Provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews... 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 in a restaurant.... 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...

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.95

    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...