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  • Coming to our Sensesby Michael Devitt

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

    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$ 56.00

    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$ 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...

  • Vagueness and Language Useby Dr Paul Égré; Dr Nathan Klinedinst

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This volume brings together twelve papers by linguists and philosophers contributing novel empirical and formal considerations to theorizing about vagueness. Three main issues are addressed: gradable expressions and comparison, the semantics of degree adverbs and intensifiers (such as 'clearly'), and ways of evading the sorites paradox. more...

  • Contextsby Stefano Predelli

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Process, Image, and Meaningby Wolfgang Wildgen

    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...