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  • Frames of Understanding in Text and Discourseby Alexander Ziem

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    How do words mean? What is the nature of meaning? How can we grasp a word?s meaning? The frame-semantic approach developed in this book offers some well-founded answers to such long-standing, but still controversial issues. Following Charles Fillmore?s definition of frames as both organizers of experience and tools for understanding, the monograph... more...

  • Faces of Communitiesby Sabrina Feickert; Anna Haut; Kathrin Sharaf

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 39.98

    Was sind die konstitutiven Elemente verschiedener Formen sozialer Nahbeziehungen? Welche Rolle spielen Praktiken der Inklusion und Exklusion bei der Formierung, Aushandlung und Aufrechterhaltung von Gruppen? Wie werden Vertrauens- und Loyalitätsbindungen geschaffen und bewahrt? Wie gehen Gemeinschaften mit Konflikten um? Dieser Band hat das Ziel, den... more...

  • The 25 Rules of Grammarby Joseph Piercy

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that, while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops over time - and quite rightly so. In this book, Joseph Piercy outlines the 25 rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English, defining the... more...

  • Formal Approaches to Semantics and Pragmaticsby Eric McCready; Katsuhiko Yabushita; Kei Yoshimoto

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This volume presents an exploration of a wide variety of new formal methods from computer science, biology and economics that have been applied to problems in semantics and pragmatics in recent years. Many of the contributions included focus on data from East Asian languages, particularly Japanese and Korean. The collection reflects on a range of new... more...

  • Perspectives on Semantic Rolesby Silvia Luraghi; Heiko Narrog

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper targets the phenomenon of non valence-governed datives of affectedness linked to possession. By adopting a constructional approach based on Goldberg (1995) and a revision of Raineri and Evola (2008), I work out a grid that may be adopted for cross-linguistic purposes. By applying this model to German, French and Italian, I show that the... more...

  • International Yearbook for Hermeneutics / Internationales Jahrbuch für Hermeneutikby Günter Figal

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 104.19

    The International Yearbook for Hermeneutics represents one of the prominent currents in contemporary philosophy as well as in bordering disciplines. It gathers studies on questions concerning understanding and interpretation in all relevant fields, including philosophy, theology, jurisprudence, theory of science as well as literary and cultural studies.... more...

  • Semanticsby Robert A. Hipkiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The subject of semantics has been appropriated by various disciplines including linguistic philosophy, logic, cognitive psychology, anthropological linguistics, and computer technology. As a result, it is difficult to define the study of semantics as an actual discipline without discovering what each field using a semantic approach to its subject matter... more...

  • Realms of Meaningby Thomas R. Hofmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Realms of Meaning presents an accessible introduction to semantics. It provides an understanding of the way meaning works in natural languages, against a background of how we communicate with language. Avoiding theoretical terminology and linguistic theories it concentrates instead on the analysis of meaning, and looks in depth at such subjects as... more...

  • Virtusby Silke Schwandt

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 32.95

    Die Verwendung des lateinischen Wortes »virtus« ist in den Schriften des Mittelalters nahezu omnipräsent. Gleichzeitig ist das Konzept, das mit dieser Vokabel verbunden wird, mehrdeutig und schillernd. Was uns heute als »Tugend« verständlich erscheint, hat eine semantische Karriere hinter sich, die sich zwischen so unterschiedlichen Bedeutungen wie... more...

  • Events, Arguments, and Aspectsby Klaus Robering

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The aspectual interpretation of sentences is constrained by the truth conditions predicates impose on points of times or time intervals. Using data from English, Vendler (1967) established a classification of four verb types on these grounds, that has been widely accepted in linguistic theory. Various researchers, among them Dowty (1979) for English... more...