LINGUIST List 21.1672

Tue Apr 06 2010

Books: Semantics: Riemer

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Introducing Semantics: Riemer

Message 1: Introducing Semantics: Riemer
Date: 05-Apr-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Introducing Semantics: Riemer
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Title: Introducing Semantics Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Nick Riemer Hardback: ISBN: 9780521851923 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521851923 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521617413 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521617413 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 41.00
Abstract:

Semantics is the study of meaning in language. This clear and comprehensivetextbook is the most up-to-date introduction to the subject available forundergraduate students. It not only equips students with the concepts theyneed in order to understand the main aspects of semantics, it alsointroduces the styles of reasoning and argument which characterise thefield. It contains more than 200 exercises and discussion questionsdesigned to test and deepen readers' understanding. More inclusive thanother textbooks, it clearly explains and contrasts different theoreticalapproaches, summarises current debates, and provides helpful suggestionsfor further reading. Examples are drawn both from major world languages,such as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish and English, and fromminority ones. The book also highlights the connections between semanticsand the wider study of human language in psychology, anthropology, andlinguistics itself.

1. Meaning in the empirical study of language;2. Meaning and definition;3. The scope of meaning I: external context;4. The scope of meaning II: interpersonal context;5. Analysing and distinguishing meanings;6. Logic as a representation of meaning;7. Meaning and cognition I: categorisation and cognitive semantics;8. Meaning and cognition II: formalising and simulating conceptualrepresentations;9. Meaning and morphosyntax I: the semantics of grammatical categories;10. Meaning and morphosyntax II: verb meaning and argument structure;11. Semantic variation and change.


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Written In: English (eng )

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