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  • Realms of Meaningby Thomas R. Hofmann

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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...

  • Semantikby Sebastian Löbner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    The book offers an up-to-date introduction to the essential phenomena, issues, and theoretical approaches of linguistic semantics. It covers the key aspects of word and sentence semantics. In his step-by-step development of the theme, the author puts great stock in the consistency, coherence, and understandability of the scientific approach.... more...

  • Hellenistische Agoraiby Barbara Sielhorst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    As the social, political, and economic center of public life in a polis, the agora underwent profound changes during the Hellenistic period. This study examines agorai as symbolically charged spaces; analyzing them sheds light on the societies they helped to shape. The findings show that during the Hellenistic period agorai had a crucial... more...

  • Semanticsby Igor Mel?cuk; David Beck; Alain Polgučre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This book presents an innovative and novel approach to linguistic semantics, starting from the idea that language can be described as a mechanism for the expression of linguistic Meanings as particular surface forms, or Texts. Semantics is specifically that system of rules that ensures a transition from a Semantic Representation of the Meaning of a... more...

  • Weak Referentialityby Ana Aguilar-Guevara; Bert Le Bruyn; Joost Zwarts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    We provide a survey of different aspects of definiteness by means of comprehension data collected via event-related brain potential recordings. We present a processing account including differences between definites and indefinites, as well as the contribution of lexical feature specifications, uniqueness, degrees of accessibility and enrichment. We... more...

  • Semantic Under-determinacy and Communicationby Delia Belleri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Combining a fresh, previously unexplored view of the subject with a detailed overview of the past and ongoing philosophical discussion on the matter, this book investigates the phenomenon of semantic under-determinacy by seeking an answer to the questions of how it can be explained, and how communication is possible despite it. more...

  • Corpus Methods for Semanticsby Dylan Glynn; Justyna A. Robinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This text offers an introduction to binary logistic regression, a confirmatory technique for statistically modelling the effect of one or several predictors on a binary response variable. It is explained why logistic regression is exceptionally well suited for the comparison of near-synonyms in corpus data; the technique allows the researcher to identify... more...

  • 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$ 35.95

    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...