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  • 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...

  • Semantic Primes and Universal Grammarby Bert Peeters

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This volume is part of a research program which started with the publication, in 1972, of Anna Wierzbicka?s groundbreaking work on Semantic Primitives . The first within the program to focus on a number of typologically similar languages, it proposes a French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian version of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) elaborated... more...

  • 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...

  • Concise Encyclopedia of Semanticsby Keith Allan; Keith Brown

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 225.00

    Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics is a comprehensive new reference work aiming to systematically describe all aspects of the study of meaning in language. It synthesizes in one volume the latest scholarly positions on the construction, interpretation, clarification, obscurity, illustration, amplification, simplification, negotiation, contradiction,... 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...