Meaning in Language

Meaning in Language

Rich in examples and exercises, Meaning in Language provides an invaluable descriptive approach to this area of linguistics for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Author: D. A. Cruse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199263066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

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A comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in language. Alan Cruse covers semantic matters, but also deals with topics that are usually considered to fall under pragmatics. A major aim is to highlight the richness and subtlety of meaning phenomena, rather than to expound any particular theory. Rich in examples and exercises, Meaning in Language provides an invaluable descriptive approach to this area of linguistics for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantics and Pragmatics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to approaches to meaning and presents the most popular and successful theories in a way that makes them accessible for undergraduates.

Author: Katarzyna Jaszczolt

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582418909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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Semantics is a core topic on the majority of undergraduate linguistic degree courses: it is the study of meaning in language, both in terms of definition and the way meanings are conveyed and vary within everyday situations. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to approaches to meaning and presents the most popular and successful theories in a way that makes them accessible for undergraduates. It also explores how the boundry between semantics and pragmatics may be drawn and sums up a coherent picture of meaning in language system and in language use.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Form and Meaning in Language

Form and Meaning in Language

Author: Charles J. Fillmore

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120951764

Category: Linguistics

Page: 550

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Categories: Linguistics

Semantics

Semantics

The book also presents state-of-the-art research in topics at the forefront of semantics.

Author: Ronnie Cann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521819628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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The study of meaning in language has developed dramatically over the last fifty years. Semantics is distinctive as it not only presents a general introduction to the topic, including the most recent developments, but it also provides a unique perspective for addressing current issues. It opens by introducing readers to the study of logic (natural deduction) as the background against which developments have taken place. This demonstrates the link between semantics and the study of reasoning and how this view can provide new solutions to the puzzles that have plagued the approaches presented in other textbooks. The major subject areas of semantics are discussed, including quantification, anaphora and discourse, tense and aspect, ellipsis and context, and word meaning. The book also presents state-of-the-art research in topics at the forefront of semantics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Meaning in Language

Meaning in Language

A comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in language. Alan Cruse covers semantic matters, but also deals with topics that are usually considered to fall under pragmatics.

Author: Alan Cruse

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199559465

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

View: 354

A comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in language. Alan Cruse covers semantic matters, but also deals with topics that are usually considered to fall under pragmatics. A major aim is to highlight the richness and subtlety of meaning phenomena, rather than to expound any particular theory.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Rule of Metaphor

The Rule of Metaphor

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Paul Ricoeur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134381685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Meaning in Translation

Meaning in Translation

.".. collection of selected articles from the joint International Maastricht-odz Duo Colloquia on Translation and Meaning ..."--Introduction.

Author: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631601050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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.".. collection of selected articles from the joint International Maastricht-odz Duo Colloquia on Translation and Meaning ..."--Introduction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Meaning in English

Meaning in English

Author: Lesley Jeffries

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349264919

Category: English language

Page: 267

View: 251

Categories: English language

Polysemy

Polysemy

Fifty years on, polysemy has become one of the hottest topics in linguistics and in the cognitive sciences at large. The book deals with the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints.

Author: Brigitte Nerlich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110176165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

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About fifty years ago, Stephen Ullmann wrote that polysemy is 'the pivot of semantic analysis'. Fifty years on, polysemy has become one of the hottest topics in linguistics and in the cognitive sciences at large. The book deals with the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints. The cognitive approach is supplemented and supported by diachronic, psycholinguistic, developmental, comparative, and computational perspectives. The chapters, written by some of the most eminent specialists in the field, are all underpinned by detailed discussions of methodology and theory.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Aesthetics of Grammar

The Aesthetics of Grammar

This book provides a detailed comparative overview of an array of elaborate grammatical resources used in Southeast Asian languages.

Author: Jeffrey P. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107007123

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 308

View: 166

This book provides a detailed comparative overview of an array of elaborate grammatical resources used in Southeast Asian languages.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Meaning in English

Meaning in English

A lively, up-to-date and compact introduction to semantics, accessible to those with no prior knowledge of linguistics.

Author: Javier Valenzuela

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107096370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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This lively, compact textbook introduces readers to semantics - the study of how we construct meaning in communication. Easy to follow, and with a clear structure, it explains formal terminology in a simple and understandable way, without using formal notation or logic, and draws on dozens of examples from up-to-date empirical research findings. Offering a tight integration of classic semantic issues with cognitive science, Javier Valenzuela provides a complete and coherent overview of the main topics in this area, including a review of the empirical methods used in semantic theorizing, and discussions of both non-traditional and new topics, such as how meaning is acquired by children and how meaning is constructed cross-linguistically. Featuring illustrations, exercises, activities, suggestions for further reading, highlighted key terms, and a comprehensive glossary, this book is accessible to beginners and undergraduates, including those from non-linguistic backgrounds with no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis. It will be an essential resource for courses in English language, English studies, linguistics and the cognitive sciences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Form and Meaning in Language Papers on semantic roles

Form and Meaning in Language  Papers on semantic roles

Author: Charles J. Fillmore

Publisher: Stanford Univ Center for the Study

ISBN: UCSC:32106016097914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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The early papers collected here trace a trajectory through the work and thinking of Charles Fillmore over his long and distinguished career--reflecting his desire to make sense of the workings of language in a way that keeps in mind questions of language form, language use, and the conventions linking form, meaning, and practice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Meaning Of Language

The Meaning Of Language

New to this edition are expanded discussions of Chomsky's work and compositional semantics, among other topics, and new chapters on such subjects as propositions, Montague grammar, and contemporary theories of language.

Author: Heidi Savage

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262535731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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A new edition of a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of language, substantially updated and reorganized. The philosophy of language aims to answer a broad range of questions about the nature of language, including “what is a language?” and “what is the source of meaning?” This accessible comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of language begins with the most basic properties of language and only then proceeds to the phenomenon of meaning. The second edition has been significantly expanded and reorganized, putting the original content in a contemporary context and offering substantial new material, with extended discussions and entirely new chapters. After establishing the basics, the book discusses general criteria for an adequate theory of meaning, takes a first pass at describing meaning at an abstract level, and distinguishes between meaning and other related phenomena. Building on this, the book then addresses various specific theories of meaning, beginning with early foundational theories and proceeding to more contemporary ones. New to this edition are expanded discussions of Chomsky's work and compositional semantics, among other topics, and new chapters on such subjects as propositions, Montague grammar, and contemporary theories of language. Each chapter has technical terms in bold, followed by definitions, and offers a list of main points and suggested further readings. The book is suitable for use in undergraduate courses in philosophy and linguistics. Some background in philosophy is assumed, but knowledge of philosophy of language is not necessary.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Form Miming Meaning

Form Miming Meaning

Specific subjects include imagination by ideophones, the visual poetry of e. e. cummings, and iconic use of syntax in fiction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Author: Max Nänny

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027221790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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Annotation Presents selected papers from a March 1997 symposium held in Zurich, in sections on general topics, sound and rhythm, typography and graphic design, word-formation, and syntax and discourse. Studies explore iconicity from two different angles. A first group of scholars is especially interested in how far the primary code, the code of grammar, is influenced by iconic motivation and how originally iconic models have become conventionalized. A second group of contributors is more interested in the presence of iconicity as part of the secondary code. Specific subjects include imagination by ideophones, the visual poetry of e. e. cummings, and iconic use of syntax in fiction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Semantics

Semantics

This book presents an innovative and novel approach to linguistic semantics, beginning with the idea that language can be described as a system for the expression of linguistic Meanings as particular surface forms or Texts.

Author: Igor? Aleksandrovi? Mel??uk

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027205964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

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This book presents an innovative and novel approach to linguistic semantics, beginning with the idea that language can be described as a system for the expression of linguistic Meanings as particular surface forms or Texts. Semantics is specifically that system of rules that ensures a correct transition from a Semantic Representation of the Meaning of a family of synonymous sentences to the Deep Syntactic Representation of a particular sentence. Framed in the terms of Meaning-Text linguistics, this volume discusses in detail the problems of Semantic Representation —including the semantic structure of utterances, the semantics of Causation in English, and communicative, or information, structure. Based on the author's life-long dedication to the study of the semantics and syntax of natural language, this book is a paradigm-shifting contribution to the language sciences whose originality and daring will make it essential reading for linguists, anthropologists, semioticians, and computational linguists.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Meaning in the Renaissance

Language and Meaning in the Renaissance

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Richard Waswo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400858545

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 332

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Exploring the status of the semantic unit in recent linguistic and literary theories--the sign itself--Richard Waswo relates present-day literary concerns to Renaissance thought about the connections between language and meaning. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Form and Meaning in Language Volume III

Form and Meaning in Language  Volume III

This volume continues the collection of work by Charles J. Fillmore, which he started in 2003.

Author: Charles J. Fillmore

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Information Publica Tion

ISBN: 1684000564

Category:

Page: 330

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This volume continues the collection of work by Charles J. Fillmore, which he started in 2003. Taken together, the work gathered in these volumes reflects Fillmore's desire to make sense of the workings of language in a way that keeps in mind questions of language form, language use, and the conventions linking form, meaning, and practice. Divided into four parts, the papers collected in Volume III explore the organization of linguistic knowledge; the foundations of constructing grammar; construction grammar analyses; and constructions and language in use.
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Colouring Meaning

Colouring Meaning

Unlike many studies of creativity in language, this book-length survey addresses the matter at several levels, from the purely linguistic level of collocation, through its abstractions in colligation and semantic preference, to semantic ...

Author: Gill Philip

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027223197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Primarily focused on idioms and other figurative phraseology, "Colouring Meaning" describes how the meanings of established phrases are enhanced, refocused and modified in everyday language use. Unlike many studies of creativity in language, this book-length survey addresses the matter at several levels, from the purely linguistic level of collocation, through its abstractions in colligation and semantic preference, to semantic prosody and connotation. This journey through both linguistic and cognitive levels involves the examination of habitual language and its exploitations, both mundane and colourful, explaining the phenomena observed in terms of current psycholinguistic research as well as corpus linguistics theory and analysis. The relationships between meaning in text and meaning in the mind are discussed at length and extensively illustrated with worked case studies to offer the reader a comprehensive overview of metaphorical and other secondary meanings as they emerge in real-world communicative situations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Identifying Semantic In Language

Identifying Semantic In Language

This book is a general introduction to the field of semantics that attempts to give fair treatment to a number of differing perspectives on semantics.

Author: Karisma Erikson Tarigan

Publisher: Yayasan Kita Menulis

ISBN: 9786236761090

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 124

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Semantic is the systematic study of meaning and linguistic semantic is the study of how languages organize and express meanings. It means that meaning in linguistic semantic was needed for us to limit ourselves to the expression of meanings in a single language. This book is a general introduction to the field of semantics that attempts to give fair treatment to a number of differing perspectives on semantics.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles