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Semantics & pragmatics books

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Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface by Osamu (Associate Professor of Linguistics, Mie University) Sawada Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
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This volume examines the meaning of scalar modifiers - expressions such as more than, a bit, and much - from the standpoint of the semantics-pragmatics interface. It draws on data from Japanese and a range of other languages to explore...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2018

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface by Osamu (Associate Professor of Linguistics, Mie University) Sawada Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
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This volume examines the meaning of scalar modifiers - expressions such as more than, a bit, and much - from the standpoint of the semantics-pragmatics interface. It draws on data from Japanese and a range of other languages to explore...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/02/2018

Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited The Case of Conditionals by Magdalena Sztencel Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited The Case of Conditionals

This book systematically investigates what follows about meaning in language if current views on the limited, or even redundant, role of linguistic semantics are taken to their radical conclusion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2018

Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy Part 1 From Theory to Practice by Alessandro Capone Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy Part 1 From Theory to Practice

This book builds on the idea that pragmatics and philosophy are strictly interconnected and that advances in one area will generate consequential advantages in the other area. The first part of the book, entitled `Theoretical Approaches to Philosophy of Language',...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Chinese Lexical Semantics 18th Workshop, CLSW 2017, Leshan, China, May 18-20, 2017, Revised Selected Papers by Yunfang Wu Chinese Lexical Semantics 18th Workshop, CLSW 2017, Leshan, China, May 18-20, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 18th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2017, held in Leshan, China, in May 2017.The 48 full papers and 5 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/01/2018

Learning Vocabulary Strategically in a Study Abroad Context by Isobel Kai-Hui Wang Learning Vocabulary Strategically in a Study Abroad Context

This book focuses on case studies of vocabulary strategy use and presents an in-depth account of the vocabulary learning experiences of Chinese students in the UK.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2017

Linguistic Pragmatics of Intercultural Professional and Business Communication by Elena N. Malyuga, Svetlana N. Orlova Linguistic Pragmatics of Intercultural Professional and Business Communication
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This monograph presents the result of the authors' scientific research on the development of cognitive discursive approach to issues of intercultural professional and business communication (IPBC) and the study of the language of professional communication, the links binding the language...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Neighborhood Semantics for Modal Logic by Eric Pacuit Neighborhood Semantics for Modal Logic

This book offers a state-of-the-art introduction to the basic techniques and results of neighborhood semantics for modal logic. as a supplemental text for courses on modal logic, logic in AI, or philosophical logic (either at the undergraduate or graduate level);
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017

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Modern Chinese Lexicology by Ge (Professor, Chinese Department, Shandong University, China) Benyi Modern Chinese Lexicology
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Centring on words which connect vocabulary and semantic morphemes, this book makes a systemic and in-depth analysis on the study of modern Chinese lexicology. Firstly, it clarifies the definitions and properties of vocabulary, words and semantic morphemes in Chinese. Then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2018

Visual Experience A Semantic Approach by Wylie (Lecturer in Philosophy, Charles Sturt University) Breckenridge Visual Experience A Semantic Approach
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Wylie Breckenridge offers a fresh understanding of the character of visual experience by deploying the methods of semantics. He develops a theory of what we mean by the 'look' sentences that we use to describe our visual experiences, and on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality by Alexandra Y. (Distinguished Professor, Australian Laureate Fellow, and Director of the Language and Culture Researc Aikhenvald The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality
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This volume offers a systematic crosslinguistic account of evidentiality, the linguistic encoding of the source of information on which a statement is based. It explores a range of topics relating to evidentiality and provides case studies from a variety of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2018

Varieties of Spoken French by Sylvain (Professor of Applied Linguistics and French Studies, Waseda University) Detey Varieties of Spoken French
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This book examines the variation found in modern spoken French, based on the research programme 'Phonology of Contemporary French' (Phonologie du Francais Contemporain, PFC). Extensive data are drawn from all over the French-speaking world, including Algeria, Canada, Louisiana, Mauritius, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/04/2018

Second Language Pragmatics From Theory to Research by Jonathan (Lancaster University UK) Culpeper Second Language Pragmatics From Theory to Research

Second Language Pragmatics: From Theory to Research aims to reinvigorate this field, pointing the way forward to new methodologies that can drive, or be driven by, new theoretical developments. With a unique combination of leading international expertise in general pragmatics,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2018

Second Language Pragmatics From Theory to Research by Jonathan (Lancaster University, UK) Culpeper, Alison (Georgetown University, USA) Mackey, Naoko (Carnegie Mellon Unive Taguchi Second Language Pragmatics From Theory to Research
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Second Language Pragmatics: From Theory to Research aims to reinvigorate this field, pointing the way forward to new methodologies that can drive, or be driven by, new theoretical developments. With a unique combination of leading international expertise in general pragmatics,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2018

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The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology by Rochelle (Professor of English, University of New Hampshire) Lieber The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology
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This book provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. Chapters cover theoretical and definitional matters, formal and semantic issues, interdisciplinary connections, and detailed descriptions of derivational processes in a wide range of language families.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation The Pragmatics of Quotation and Reporting by Fabrizio Macagno, Douglas Walton Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation The Pragmatics of Quotation and Reporting
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This book shows how research in linguistic pragmatics, philosophy of language, and rhetoric can be connected through argumentation to analyze a recognizably common strategy used in political and everyday conversation, namely the distortion of another's words in an argumentative exchange.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Evolution of Pragmatic Markers in English Pathways of Change by Laurel J. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) Brinton The Evolution of Pragmatic Markers in English Pathways of Change
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This is a detailed diachronic study of a set of English pragmatic markers, providing insights concerning their syntactic and semantic development.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Focus on Additivity Adverbial modifiers in Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages by Anna-Maria (University of Basel) De Cesare Focus on Additivity Adverbial modifiers in Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages

The present volume is centered on the notional domain of additivity. Many linguistic phenomena are based on additivity (i.e. are incremental) and additive relations are a mechanism that underlies a wide array of text types. Specifically, the present volume is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Linguistics and Philosophy An Essay on the Philosophical Constants of Language by Etienne Gilson Linguistics and Philosophy An Essay on the Philosophical Constants of Language


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

La Stylistique Expliquee by Michel Theron La Stylistique Expliquee


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language by Maria de (Assistant Professor, University of Seville) Ponte Reference and Representation in Thought and Language
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This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object. Chapters examine linguistic expressions used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

'And' Conjunction Reduction Redux by Barry (Professor of Linguistics, University of Southern California) Schein 'And' Conjunction Reduction Redux
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A bold argument that and always means &, the truth-functional sentential connective.In this book, Barry Schein argues that and is always the sentential logical connective with the same, one, meaning. And always means &, across the varied constructions in which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Greece in Crisis Combining critical discourse and corpus linguistics perspectives by Ourania (Hellenic Air Force Academy) Hatzidaki Greece in Crisis Combining critical discourse and corpus linguistics perspectives

Since its onset, the Greek crisis has given rise to an abundance of relevant text and talk. This volume offers an insider's view of the discursive manifestations of the crisis, focusing on discourses in the Greek language and by Greek...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Commands A Cross-Linguistic Typology by Alexandra Y. (Distinguished Professor, Australian Laureate Fellow, and Director of the Language and Culture Researc Aikhenvald Commands A Cross-Linguistic Typology
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This volume focuses on the form and the function of commands-directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders-from a typological perspective. Authors analyse the marking and meaning of commands in a range of typologically diverse languages on the basis...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Second Language Pragmatics by Naoko (Associate Professor in the Modern Language Department at Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Taguchi, Carsten (Asso Roever Second Language Pragmatics
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Taguchi and Roever present the latest developments in second language pragmatics research, combining acquisitional and sociolinguistic perspectives.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2017

Cosmos and the Rhetoric of Popular Science by Karen Schroeder Sorensen Cosmos and the Rhetoric of Popular Science

This book uses classic and modern rhetorical concepts to investigate what made Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage a rhetorical masterwork. It examines how kairos, ethos, ethos (a type of forum or framing), and mythos contribute to its persuasive power.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2017

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