Author: Charles W Kreidler
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415828048 Pages: 196 Price: U.S. $ 130.00
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Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition includes; discussion of the nature of human language and how linguists categorise and examine it, coverage of meanings expressed in English words, prefixes, suffixes and sentences, comparisons between English and other languages and illustrations of the importance of 'tone of voice' and 'body language' in face-to-face exchanges.
Written in a clear and accessible style, Introducing English Semantics contains a wealth of exercises and a glossary to clearly define all terminology, it is an essential text for any student taking an introductory course in semantics.