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LINGUIST List 18.2066

Mon Jul 09 2007

Books: Semantics: Hurford, Heasley, Smith

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        1.     Davies, Semantics: Hurford, Heasley, Smith

Message 1: Semantics: Hurford, Heasley, Smith
Date: 11-May-2007
From: Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Semantics: Hurford, Heasley, Smith

Title: Semantics
Subtitle: A Coursebook
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521671873

Author: James R. Hurford
Author: Brendan Heasley
Author: Michael B. Smith
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521671873 Pages: 364 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521671873 Pages: 364 Price: U.S. $ 32.99

This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a
simple, step-by-step fashion. Each unit includes short sections of
explanation with examples, followed by stimulating practice exercises to
complete in the book. Feedback and comment sections follow each exercise to
enable students to monitor their progress. No previous background in
semantics is assumed, as students begin by discovering the value and
fascination of the subject and then move through all key topics in the
field, including sense and reference, simple logic, word meaning and
interpersonal meaning. New study guides and exercises have been added to
the end of each unit to help reinforce and test learning. A completely new
unit on non-literal language and metaphor, plus updates throughout the text
significantly expand the scope of the original edition to bring it
up-to-date with modern teaching of semantics for introductory courses in
linguistics as well as intermediate students.

'The best and most accessible textbook in its field.'
-Keith Green, Sheffield Hallam University

'There is no other book on the market which succeeds so well in integrating
theory and practice.'
-Alexander Bergs, University of Düsseldorf

'An excellent introductory first step. It covers all the main topics which
any course on meaning in language will cover, and presents difficult
concepts in an easy, accessible way.'
-Billy Clark, Middlesex University


Part I. Basic Ideas in Semantics:
Unit 1. About semantics;
Unit 2. Sentences, utterances, and propositions;
Unit 3. Reference and sense;

Part II. From Reference
Unit 4. Referring expressions;
Unit 5. Predicates;
Unit 6. Predicates, referring expressions, and universe of discourse;
Unit 7. Deixis and definiteness;
Unit 8. Words and things. Extensions and prototypes;

Part III. To Sense:
Unit 9. Sense properties and stereotypes;
Unit 10. Sense relations (1);
Unit 11. Sense relations (2);

Part IV. Logic:
Unit 12. About logic;
Unit 13. A notation for simple propositions;
Unit 14. Connectives. And and or;
Unit 15. More connectives;

Part V. Word Meaning
Unit 16. About dictionaries;
Unit 17. Meaning postulates;
Unit 18. Properties of predicates;
Unit 19. Derivation;
Unit 20. Participant roles;

Part VI. Interpersonal and Non-Literal Meaning:
Unit 21. Speech acts;
Unit 22. Perlocutions and illocutions;
Unit 23. Felicity conditions;
Unit 24. Direct and indirect illocutions;
Unit 25. Propositions and illocutions;
Unit 26. Conversational implicature;
Unit 27. Non-literal meaning: idioms, metaphor, and metonymy;

Selected references and recommendations for further study;

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

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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