Key Terms in Semantics explains the all the terms and concepts in semantics which students on linguistics and language studies course are likely to encounter during their undergraduate study. The book is organized alphabetically, and fully cross-referenced. The book includes a section on key thinkers in semantics, from Aristotle to Noam Chomsky and will be a valuable desk reference for students throughout their undergraduate course. The final section presents a list of key readings in semantics, to signpost the reader towards classic articles, as well providing a springboard to further study. The book is accessibly written, with complex terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand and approachable manner.
'Clear, comprehensive and authoritative - this is an ideal companion to any course on semantics, from introductory to fairly advanced level. Students will really benefit from the many examples provided and the extensive use of cross-referencing.' Paul Bennett, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK