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Title: Semantics
Subtitle: A Reader
Edited By: Steven Davis
Brendan S. Gillon

Semantics: A Reader contains a broad selection of classic articles on
semantics and the semantics/pragmatics interface. Comprehensive in the
variety and breadth of theoretical frameworks and topics that it covers, it
includes articles representative of the major theoretical frameworks within
semantics, including: discourse representation theory, dynamic predicate
logic, truth theoretic semantics, event semantics, situation semantics,
and cognitive semantics.

All the major topics in semantics are covered, including lexical semantics
and the semantics of quantified noun phrases, adverbs, adjectives,
performatives, and interrogatives. Included are classic papers in the field
of semantics as well as papers written especially for the volume. The
volume comes with an extensive introduction designed not only to provide an
overview of the field, but also to explain the technical concepts the
beginner will need to tackle before the more demanding articles.

Semantics will have appeal as a textbook for upper level and graduate
courses and as a reference for scholars of semantics who want the classic
articles in their field in one convenient place.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195136977
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 936
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195136985
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 936
Prices: U.S. $ 45.00