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LINGUIST List 24.3204

Thu Aug 08 2013

Books: Semantics: Beck, Polguère (Eds), Mel’čuk

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Aug-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Semantics: Beck, Polguère (Eds), Mel’čuk
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Title: Semantics
Subtitle: From meaning to text. Volume 2
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 135
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.135

Author: Igor A. Mel’čuk
Editor: David Beck
Editor: Alain Polguère
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271655 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271655 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271655 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206022 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206022 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206022 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This book presents an innovative approach to linguistic semantics, starting from the idea that language is a mechanism for the expression of linguistic meanings as particular surface forms (texts). Semantics is that system of rules that ensures a transition from a Semantic Representation of the meaning of a family of synonymous sentences to the Deep-Syntactic Representation of a particular sentence. Framed in terms of Meaning-Text linguistics, this volume discusses the Deep-Syntactic Representation and the transition from Semantics to Deep-Syntax via Semantic paraphrasing (the equivalence amongst Semantic Representations), Deep-Syntactic paraphrasing (the equivalence amongst Deep-Syntactic Representations), and the passage between the two. A chapter is dedicated to the Explanatory Combinatorial Dictionary, a semantically based and co-occurrence-centered lexicon. Reflecting the author’s life-long dedication to semantics and syntax, this book is a paradigm-shifting contribution to language studies whose originality and daring will make it essential reading for linguists, anthropologists, semioticians, and computational linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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