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  • Studies in Evidentialityby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R.M.W. Dixon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00

    In a number of languages, the speaker must specify the evidence for every statement whether seen, or heard, or inferred from indirect evidence, or learnt from someone else. This grammatical category, referring to information source, is called ?evidentiality?. Evidentiality systems differ in how complex they are: some distinguish just two terms (eyewitness... more...

  • Text and Context in Functional Linguisticsby Mohsen Ghadessy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    The shift towards a sociolinguistic approach to the analysis of language in the last few decades has necessitated new definitions for a number of concepts that linguists have taken for granted for a long time. This volume attempts to demystify the important notions of ‘text’ and ‘context’ by providing clear definitions and examples... more...

  • Aspects of Meaning Constructionby GŁnter Radden; Klaus-Michael KŲpcke; Thomas Berg; Peter Siemund

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    ?England and America are two nations divided by a common language.?(George Bernard Shaw) Adopting a construction-based view of language (Goldberg 1995), we demonstrate that it is possible to uncover differences between British and American English at the lexicosyntactic level, showing that the collexemes, i.e. the words significantly associated with... more...

  • Bridging and Relevanceby Tomoko Matsui

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    While it has long been taken for granted that context or background information plays a crucial role in reference assignment, there have been very few serious attempts to investigate exactly how they are used. This study provides an answer to the question through an extensive analysis of cases of bridging. The book demonstrates that when encountering... more...

  • Lexical Meaning in Dialogic Language Useby Sebastian Feller

    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...

  • Lexical-Semantic Relationsby Petra Storjohann

    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...

  • Coming to our Sensesby Michael Devitt

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    Professor Devitt takes up one of the most important difficulties that must be faced by philosophical semantics: namely, the threat posed by holism. more...

  • Semantic Leapsby Seana Coulson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Semantic Leaps explores how people combine knowledge from different domains in order to understand and express new ideas. more...

  • The Contextualization of Languageby Peter Auer; Aldo Di Luzio

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 188.00

    This volume suggests a novel treatment of context in the analysis of everyday interaction. On a theoretical level, it advocates a switch of focus from 'context' as a preestablished, monolithic category which constringes co-participants' verbal and nonverbal behaviour, to an active notion of 'contextualization': in order to make oneself understood,... more...

  • Essays in Semantics and Pragmaticsby Masayoshi Shibatani; Sandra A. Thompson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 173.00

    This volume reflects the influence of Chuck Fillmore?s ground-breaking work in the fields of semantics and pragmatics. The papers in the volume pay tribute to his pioneering research into the deepest realms of the nature of ?meaning?. more...