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LINGUIST List 18.1406

Wed May 09 2007

Books: Forensic Ling/Lexicography/Semantics: Harris, Hutton

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Simone Gilson, Definition in Theory and Practice: Harris, Hutton

Message 1: Definition in Theory and Practice: Harris, Hutton
Date: 09-May-2007
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Definition in Theory and Practice: Harris, Hutton

Title: Definition in Theory and Practice
Subtitle: Language, Lexicography and the Law
Published: 2007
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Roy Harris
Author: Christopher Hutton
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826497 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

The problem of definition has a long history and has engaged the minds of
some of the most eminent thinkers in the Western tradition, from Plato and
Aristotle onwards. But it is also an everyday problem constantly
confronting all who have to draft or interpret the countless texts on which
modern society depends. Definition in Theory and Practice focuses on two
areas where difficulties arise in a particularly acute form: lexicography
and the law. Examining a wide range of approaches and definitional
techniques, backed up by detailed analyses of dictionary entries and court
cases, the authors provide a comprehensive survey of their subject. They
argue that what underlies the problem of definition are conflicting
assumptions about the way language functions. This in-depth study of
definition will be of interest to academics researching lexicography,
semantics and the intersection of linguistics and jurisprudence.

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
                            Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (eng )

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-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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