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Books: Semantics/Ling Theories/Discpline of Ling: Geeraerts

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        1.    Elyse Turr, Theories of Lexical Semantics: Geeraerts

Message 1: Theories of Lexical Semantics: Geeraerts
Date: 01-Jan-2009
From: Elyse Turr <>
Subject: Theories of Lexical Semantics: Geeraerts
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Title: Theories of Lexical Semantics Published: 2009 Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author: Dirk Geeraerts Hardback: ISBN: 019870030X 9780198700302 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0198700318 9780198700319 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 35.00

"Theories of Lexical Semantics" offers a comprehensive overview of themajor traditions of word meaning research in linguistics. In spite of thegrowing importance of the lexicon in linguistic theory, no overview of themain theoretical trends in lexical semantics is currently available. Thisbook fills that gap by charting the evolution of the discipline from themid nineteenth century to the present day. It presents the main ideas, thelandmark publications, and the dominant figures of five traditions:historical-philological semantics, structuralist semantics, generativistsemantics, neostructuralist semantics, and cognitive semantics. Thetheoretical and methodological relationship between the approaches is amajor point of attention throughout the text: going well beyond a merechronological enumeration, the book does not only describe the theoreticalcurrents of lexical semantics, but also the undercurrents that have shapedits evolution.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics                             Linguistic Theories                             Semantics
Written In: English (eng )

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