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  • 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...

  • Semantic Prosodyby Dominic Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Words and Other Wondersby Dirk Geeraerts

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 196.00

    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...

  • Theories of Lexical Semanticsby Dirk Geeraerts

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Theories of Lexical Semantics offers a comprehensive overview of the major traditions of word meaning research in linguistics. In spite of the growing importance of the lexicon in linguistic theory, no overview of the main theoretical trends in lexical semantics is currently available. This book fills that gap by charting the evolution of the discipline... more...

  • About the Speakerby Alessandra Giorgi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    This book considers important aspects of the syntax of sentences and their relation to the extra-sentential context. The relation between a sentence and the context is frequently reckoned to be in some sense <"syntax-free>", in that it is not syntactically represented but introduced post-syntactically by semantic rules of interpretation.... more...

  • Referenceby Barbara Abbott

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    This book introduces the most important problems of reference and considers the solutions that have been proposed to explain them. Reference is at the centre of debate among linguists and philosophers and, as Barbara Abbott shows, this has been the case for centuries. She begins by examining the basic issue of how far reference is a two place (words-world)... more...

  • Linkingby Janet Randall

    Springer 2009; US$ 129.00

    Linking - how semantic arguments map to the syntax - is one of the challenges for theories of the syntax-semantics interface. This title explores the hypothesis that the positions of syntactic arguments are strictly determined by lexical argument geometry. It provides a simple and consistent account of linking. more...

  • Context-Dependence, Perspective and Relativityby Isidora Stojanovic; Francois Recanati; Neftali Villanueva

    De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    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 map out the... more...