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  • Foundations of Intensional Semanticsby Chris Fox; Shalom Lappin

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.95

    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$ 137.95

    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... more...

  • Frames und sprachliches Wissenby Alexander Ziem

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 252.00

    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 Robert J. Stainton; Christopher Viger

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 219.00

    This book feature papers by top scholars in honor of renowned philosopher of language Ernie Lepore. It examines questions central to the study of the contemporary philosophy of language. more...

  • Evidentialityby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 67.99

    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$ 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...

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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 54.99

    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. more...

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.95

    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...

  • 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...