Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Latin: A Linguistic Introduction

By Renato Oniga and Norma Shifano

Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

By Frederick W.P. Jago

Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.


New from Brill!

ad

Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

The Linguistic Bibliography is by far the most comprehensive bibliographic reference work in the field. This volume contains up-to-date and extensive indexes of names, languages, and subjects.


Book Information

   

Title: Linguistic Meaning and Non-Truth-Conditionality
Written By: Xosé Rosales Sequeiros
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?430705
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics - Volume 32
Description:

This book offers a new perspective on current semantic theory by analysing
key aspects of linguistic meaning and non-truth-conditional semantics. It
applies non-truth-conditional semantics to various areas of language and
critically considers earlier approaches to the study of semantic meaning,
such as truth-conditional semantics, Speech Act theory and Gricean
conventional implicatures. The author argues that those earlier approaches to
linguistic semantics do not stand up to close scrutiny and are subject to a
number of counterexamples, indicating that they are insufficient for a
comprehensive and unified account of linguistic semantics.

An alternative framework is then presented based on recent developments in
the field, demonstrating that it is possible to provide a unified account of
linguistic semantics by making two fundamental distinctions between (a)
conceptual and procedural meaning and (b) explicit and implicit
communication. These two distinctions, combined with the various levels of
representation available in linguistic communication, allow researchers to
capture the variety of linguistic meaning encountered in natural language. The
study includes a discussion of a number of areas within linguistic semantics,
including sentence adverbials, parentheticals, discourse/pragmatic
connectives, discourse particles, interjections and mood indicators.

Contents: Linguistic semantics and non-truth-conditional meaning - Traditional
approaches to non-truth-conditional Meaning - Speech-acts, truth-conditional
and non-truth-conditional meaning - New developments in linguistic semantics
- Applications of semantic theory to non-truth-conditional meaning - Linguistic
semantics and mood.

Xosé Rosales Sequeiros is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Xi'an
Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Previously, he taught widely in the United
Kingdom, including at the Universities of Leicester, Greenwich and
Portsmouth. His research interests include semantics, pragmatics and
cognition.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034307055
Pages: 266
Prices: U.S. $ 51.95
U.K. £ 33.00
Europe EURO 36.60