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  • Negation in Gappingby Sophie Repp

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    This book presents a cross-linguistic investigation of the behaviour of negation in gapping sentences. Sophie Repp focusses on German and English with reference to Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Slovak. She shows that these languages exhibit important differences in the interaction of gapping and negation and further that no account in the literature... more...

  • Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitionsby Jennifer M. Saul

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    The phenomenon of substitution failure is a longstanding focus of discussion for philosophers of language. Substitution failure occurs when a change from one co-referential name to another (e.g. from 'Superman' to 'Clark Kent') affects the truth-value of a sentence. Jennifer Saul has shown that this can occur even in the simplest of... more...

  • Explorations in Linguistic Relativityby Martin Pütz; Marjolijn H. Verspoor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 188.00

    About a century after the year Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897?1941) was born, his theory complex is still the object of keen interest to linguists. Rencently, scholars have argued that it was not his theory complex itself, but an over-simplified, reduced section taken out of context that has become known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that has met with so... more...

  • Polysemy in Cognitive Linguisticsby Hubert Cuyckens; Britta E. Zawada

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 180.00

    In Cognitive Linguistics, polysemy is regarded as a categorizing phenomenon; i.e., related meanings of words form categories centering around a prototype and bearing family resemblance relations to one another. Under this polysemy = categorization view, the scope of investigation has been gradually broadened from categories in the lexical and lexico-grammatical... more...

  • Semiotics and Dialecticsby Peter V. Zima

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 224.00

    By focusing on the ?East European? dialogues and polemics, both contemporary and past, the present volume pursues two aims: 1) It would like to locate the discussion between semiotics and dialectics in an historical context. 2) It would like to make the reader familiar with the solutions proposed by theoreticians like Bakhtin, Lotman, Voloshinov, Fischer... more...

  • History of Semioticsby Achim Eschbach; Jürgen Trabant

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 203.00

    This volume brings together a collection of papers on the general theoretical and methodological problems in the historiography of semiotics. It is not a history in the conventional sense, even though the main periods and figures in the development of semiotics are given due prominence. Nevertheless, it should offer the reader stimulation and food... more...

  • Semiological Investigations, or Topics Pertaining to the General Theory of Signsby Johann Cristoph Hoffbauer; Robert E. Innis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00

    Reprint of the original Latin text Tentamina semiologica, sive quaedam generalem theoriam signorum spectantia (1789), edited, translated and with an Introduction by Robert E. Innis The 33 sections of this classic text by Hoffbauer have a twofold focus: a descriptive inventory of signs, and a comparison of the expressive and cognitive powers of different... more...

  • Between Signs and Non-Signsby Ferruccio Rossi-Landi; Susan Petrilli

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 173.00

    The Italian philosopher F. Rossi-Landi (1921-1985) conducted pioneering work in the philosophy of language. His research is characterised by a critique of language and ideology in relation to sign production processes and the process of social reproduction. Between Signs and Non-Signs is a collection of 14 articles by Rossi-Landi written between... more...

  • Essays on Significsby H. Walter Schmitz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 197.00

    Significs is one of those (by no means exclusively) sign theoretically relevant movements which arose at the turn of the century. It established a philosophical tradition which, from its very inception, was interlaced with widely varying movements ranging, for example, from Breal's semantics to Carnap's and Neurath's logical empiricism. In this volume,... more...