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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 224.00
“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...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 42.99
Stefano Predelli comes to the defence of the traditional 'formal' approach to natural-language semantics, arguing that it has been misrepresented not only by its critics, but also by its foremost defenders. In Contexts he offers a fundamental reappraisal, with particular attention to the treatment of indexicality and other forms of contextual... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 165.00
The general topic of this book is the development of a “realistic” model of meaning; it has to account for the ecological basis of meaning in perception, action, and interaction, and is realistic in the sense of “scientific realism”, i.e. it is based on the most successful paradigm of modern science: dynamical systems theory.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00
The present volume contains articles of well-known representatives of the Meaning-Text Theory (MTT) and other related linguistic theories. Founded by I. Mel’cuk and A. Zholkovsky in the sixties in Moscow, MTT soon became known in the West as a “prominent outsider” theory. The picture changed since then, though. MTT gained importance... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 42.00
Modern linguistics makes increasing use of abstract theories to describe the human capacity for language. This textbook provides a clear overview of the current theoretical concepts and analytical methods; in addition, it explains the technical foundations of formal semantics. It is structured as an aid to teaching and learning, with large... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00
This book develops a bold new approach to universal grammar, based on research findings of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) program. The key idea is that universal grammar is constituted by the inherent grammatical properties of some 60 empirically established semantic primes, which appear to have concrete exponents in all languages. For six... more...