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Introducing Semantics

Introducing Semantics

  • Author: Nick Riemer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521851920
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 460
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`...an impressively wide - and relatively theory neutral - introduction to the field, whilst maintaining interest and clarity throughout. It is particularly strong in its use of cross-linguistic data from a wide variety of languages, which should appeal to those studying linguistics. Undergraduates will find it accessible and engaging, but there is also sufficient content to challenge more advanced students.' Bethan Davies, University of Leeds

Language and Linguistics

Language and Linguistics

  • Author: John Lyons
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521297752
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 356
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This 1981 book is a general introduction to linguistics and the study of language, intended particularly for beginning students and readers with no previous knowledge or training in the subject. There is first a general account of the nature of language and of the aims, methods and basic principles of linguistic theory. John Lyons then introduces in turn each of the main sub-fields of linguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics: the sounds of language, grammar, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics, language and culture. Throughout the book he emphasizes particularly those aspects of the discipline that seem fundamental and most likely to remain important. He stresses throughout the cultural at least as much as the biological context of human language, and shows how the linguist's concerns connect productively with those of the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Each chapter has a wide-ranging set of discussion questions and revision exercises, and extensive suggestions for further reading. The exposition is marked throughout by the author's characteristic clarity, balance and authority.

Linguistic Semantics

Linguistic Semantics

An Introduction

  • Author: John Lyons
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521438773
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 376
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This successor to Language, Meaning and Context provides an invaluable introduction to linguistic semantics.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

  • Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107070643
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 565
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A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

Introducing Psycholinguistics

Introducing Psycholinguistics

  • Author: Paul Warren
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521113636
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 286
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How humans produce and understand language is clearly introduced in this textbook for students with only a basic knowledge of linguistics. With a logical, flexible structure Introducing Psycholinguistics steps through the central topics of production and comprehension of language and the interaction between them.

Linguistics

Linguistics

An Introduction

  • Author: Andrew Radford,David Britain
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521849489
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 433
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The second edition of this highly successful textbook offering a unified approach to language from a range of perspectives.

Formal Semantics

Formal Semantics

An Introduction

  • Author: Ronnie Cann
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521374637
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 344
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This accessible introduction to formal, and especially Montague, semantics within a linguistic framework, presupposes no previous background in logic, but takes students step-by-step from simple predicate/argument structures and their interpretation to Montague's intentional logic.

Introducing English Linguistics International Student Edition

Introducing English Linguistics International Student Edition

  • Author: Charles F. Meyer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521152216
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 270
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A genuine introduction to the linguistics of English that provides a broad overview of the subject that sustains students' interest and avoids excessive detail. It takes a top-down approach to language beginning with the largest unit of linguistic structure, the text, and working its way down through successively smaller structures.

Semantics

Semantics

  • Author: Frank Robert Palmer,Frank Robert, Palmer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521283762
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 221
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When the first edition of Semantics appeared in 1976, the developments in this aspect of language study were exciting interest not only among linguists, but among philosophers, psychologists and logicians. Professor Palmer's straightforward and comprehensive book was immediately welcomed as one of the best introductions to the subject. Interest in Semantics has been further stimulated recently by a number of significant, and often contriversial, theoretical advances; and the publication of this second edition has enabled Professor Palmer to bring his survey thoroughly up to date. There is also an important new chapter on 'Semantics and logic', showing clearly and simply the influence that logical models have had on the study of meaning. Professor Palmer always illustrates his argument with helpful examples, and his non-technical explanations will be readily intelligible to the interested layman as well as to beginning students of language and linguistics.

Semantics

Semantics

An Introduction to Meaning in Language

  • Author: Ronnie Cann,Ruth Kempson,Eleni Gregoromichelaki
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521819626
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 306
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The study of meaning in language has developed dramatically over the last fifty years. Semantics is distinctive as it not only presents a general introduction to the topic, including the most recent developments, but it also provides a unique perspective for addressing current issues. It opens by introducing readers to the study of logic (natural deduction) as the background against which developments have taken place. This demonstrates the link between semantics and the study of reasoning and how this view can provide new solutions to the puzzles that have plagued the approaches presented in other textbooks. The major subject areas of semantics are discussed, including quantification, anaphora and discourse, tense and aspect, ellipsis and context, and word meaning. The book also presents state-of-the-art research in topics at the forefront of semantics.