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Title: Natural Language Semantics
Written By: Keith Allan

Natural Language Semantics discusses fundamental concepts for linguistic semantics. This book combines theoretical explanations of several methods of inquiry with detailed semantic analysis and emphasises the philosophy that semantics is about meaning in human languages and that linguistic meaning is cognitively and functionally motivated.

Providing the reader with the basic tools and skills needed to progress to original research, this volume introduces fundamental assumptions about meaning in language, discusses lexicological semantics, and explains formal semantic tools. It reviews cognitive and functional approaches to semantics, investigates the internal semantics of clauses and turns from the semantics of predicates to the internal semantics of noun phrases. Throughout each chapter, exercises are provided to reinforce the text and facilitate learning.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631192972
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 552
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 44.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631192964
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 552
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00
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