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Semantics

  • Robert Brandom's Normative Inferentialismby Giacomo Turbanti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    The philosophy of language of Robert Brandom is based on a theoretical structure composed of three main elements: the normative analysis of linguistic practices, the inferential characterization of conceptual contents and the expressive articulation of the relations between the former two. Normative pragmatics aims to explain how linguistic practices... more...

  • Dimensions of Iconicityby Angelika Zirker; Matthias Bauer; Olga Fischer; Christina Ljungberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 158.00

    In this paper, we propose that the iconicity of Logical Form can help us evaluate the adequateness of an interpretation. We consider the relationship between iconicity, literary texts, formal semantic analysis and interpretation. With the help of an example taken from the poem “This was a Poet –” (Fr446, J448) by Emily Dickinson,... more...

  • The Substance and Value of Italian Siby Joseph Davis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 158.00

    This book offers an original treatment of the Italian clitic si . Sharply separating encoded grammar from inference in discourse, it proposes a unitary meaning for si , including impersonals, passives, and reflexives. Si signals third-person participancy but makes no distinctions of number, gender, or case role. The analysis advances the Columbia... more...

  • English for the IB MYP 3by Zara Kaiserimam; Ana de Castro

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 18.99

    Develop your skills to become an inquiring learner; ensure you navigate the MYP framework with confidence using a concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to English presented in global contexts. - Develop conceptual understanding with key MYP concepts and related concepts at the heart of each chapter. - Learn by asking questions with... more...

  • CCEA GCSE English Language, Third Edition Student Bookby Amanda Barr; Aidan Lennon; Jenny Lendrum; Pauline Wylie; John Andrews

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 27.99

    Exam Board: CCEA Level: GCSE Subject: English First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: June 2019 This title has been endorsed for use with the CCEA GCSE English Language specification Ensure that every student can achieve their best with the market-leading Student Book for CCEA GCSE English Language, fully updated for the 2017 specification... more...

  • Interpreting Straw Man Argumentationby Fabrizio Macagno; Douglas Walton

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.56

    This book shows how research in linguistic pragmatics, philosophy of language, and rhetoric can be connected through argumentation to analyze a recognizably common strategy used in political and everyday conversation, namely the distortion of another’s words in an argumentative exchange. Straw man argumentation refers to the modification of a position... more...

  • Metaphorical Stories in Discourseby L. David Ritchie

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This book defines and explains, in straightforward language, metaphorical stories using examples from sources such as conversations, speeches, and editorial cartoons. more...

  • Core Logicby Neil Tennant

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    Neil Tennant presents an original logical system with unusual philosophical, proof-theoretic, metalogical, computational, and revision-theoretic virtues. Core Logic is the first system that ensures both relevance and adequacy for the formalization of all mathematical and scientific reasoning. more...

  • Multimodal Analysis of User-Generated Multimedia Contentby Rajiv Shah; Roger Zimmermann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 179.18

    This book presents a summary of the multimodal analysis of user-generated multimedia content (UGC). Several multimedia systems and their proposed frameworks are also discussed. First, improved tag recommendation and ranking systems for social media photos, leveraging both content and contextual information, are presented. Next, we discuss the challenges... more...

  • The Governmentality of Black Beauty Shameby Shirley Anne Tate

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 51.36

    This book uses the experiences and conversations of Black British women as a lens to examine the impact of discourses surrounding Black beauty shame. Black beauty shame exists within racialized societies which situate white beauty as iconic, and as a result produce Black ‘ugliness’ as a counterpoint. At the same time, Black Nationalist discourses present... more...