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- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00
This volume brings together original papers by linguists and philosophers on the role of context and perspective in language and thought. Several contributions are concerned with the contextualism/relativism debate, which has loomed large in recent philosophical discussions. In a substantial introduction, the editors survey the field and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00
A large-scale investigation on how multilinguals feel about their languages and use them to communicate emotion. Combining quantitative and qualitative approaches, the author looks at the factors that affect multilinguals' self-perceived competence, attitudes, communicative anxiety, language choice and code-switching. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00
Lexical Meaning in Dialogic Language Use addresses a number of central issues in the field of lexical semantics. Starting off from an action-theoretical view of communication meaning is defined as something that speakers do in dialogic language use. Meaning as ?meaning-in-use? opens up a new perspective on a number of aspects: how can we define the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00
GermaNet is a lexical resource constructed in the style of the Princeton WordNet. Lexical units are grouped in synsets which represent the lexical instantiations of concepts. Relations connect both these synsets and the lexical units. In this paper, we will describe the kinds of relations which have been established in GermaNet as well as the theoretical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 49.95
Toward the end of the 20th century, there is both a dissatisfaction with existing formal semantic theories and a wish to preserve insights from other semantic traditions. Cognitive semantics, the latest of the major trends which have dominated the century, attempts to do this by focusing on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. This book provides different... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00
In the modular design of generative theory the syntax?semantics interface has accounted all along for meanings at the level of Logical Form. The syntax?pragmatics interface, on the other hand, is the result of what one may call the ?pragmatic turn? in the linguistic theory, where content is partitioned into given and new information. In other words,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00
This book uses Sperber and Wilson?s Relevance Theory to show how evidential expressions can be analysed in a unified semantic/pragmatic framework. The first part surveys general linguistic work on evidentials, presents speech-act theory and examines Grice?s theory of meaning and communication with emphasis on three main issues: for linguistically encoded... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00
In several European languages lexical items meaning ?cat? also designate the ?monkey?, the ?drunkard? (or ?drunkenness?), several ?insects? and some supernatural creatures. Those coincidences ? here termed ?semantic parallelisms? ? are in fact intimately associated and constitute a network of beliefs linked with the medieval carnival. Building up on... more...