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


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Peter Mark Roget

This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."


New from Brill!

ad

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

By Franco Montanari

Coming soon: The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek by Franco Montanari is the most comprehensive dictionary for Ancient Greek to English for the 21st Century. Order your copy now!


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