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  • 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...

  • Cognitive Semanticsby Jens Allwood; Peter Gärdenfors

    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...

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • Semantic and Lexical Universalsby Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 233.00

    This set of papers represents a unique collection; it is the first attempt ever to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of genetically and typologically diverse languages. In fact the word 'collection' is not fully appropriate in this case, since the papers report research undertaken specifically for... more...

  • The Semantics of Grammarby Anna Wierzbicka

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 83.00

    “The semantics of grammar” presents a radically semantic approach to syntax and morphology. It offers a methodology which makes it possible to demonstrate, on an empirical basis, that syntax is neither “autonomous” nor “arbitrary”, but that it follows from “semantics”. It is shown that every grammatical... more...