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  • Perspectives on Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourseby István Kenesei; Robert M. Harnish

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 180.00

    Professor Ferenc Kiefer of the Linguistics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was instrumental in bringing early transformational grammar to Europe. His extensive work contributes substantially to making a connection between the grammatical theory and other areas of linguistics. The 17 essays in this book celebrate his career by continuing... 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 Günter Radden; Klaus-Michael Köpcke; 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$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    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...