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Semantics & pragmatics books

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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: 31/10/2017

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: 29/10/2017

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

English Politeness and Class by Sara (Sheffield Hallam University) Mills English Politeness and Class

A revealing account of politeness in conversation, focusing on the vital role it plays in maintaining class differences.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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: 13/09/2017

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

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

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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: 07/12/2017

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: 07/12/2017

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: 08/12/2017

Visual and Linguistic Representations of Places of Origin An Interdisciplinary Analysis by Maria Pia Pozzato, Alessandra Bonazzi, Enzo D'Armenio, Paola Donatiello Visual and Linguistic Representations of Places of Origin An Interdisciplinary Analysis
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This book is about the representations - both visual and linguistic - which people give of their own places of origin. If they were born in a place they did not remember because they moved in when they were very...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/12/2017

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: 11/12/2017

Public Representations of Immigrants in Museums Exhibition and Exposure in France and Germany by Yannik Porsche Public Representations of Immigrants in Museums Exhibition and Exposure in France and Germany

This book offers an interactionist perspective on theories of public representation, knowledge and immigration in museum institutions. The author proposes a microsociological contextualisation analysis integrating discourse analysis and ethnography to compare formats of museum work, social interaction in the exhibition...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Mood by Paul (Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University) Portner Mood
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This book presents the essential background for understanding semantic theories of both verbal mood and sentence mood. Paul Portner evaluates and compares the theories, draws connections between seemingly disparate approaches, and highlights the most significant insights in the literature to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2018

Mood by Paul (Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University) Portner Mood
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This book presents the essential background for understanding semantic theories of both verbal mood and sentence mood. Paul Portner evaluates and compares the theories, draws connections between seemingly disparate approaches, and highlights the most significant insights in the literature to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

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: 25/01/2018

Other books in this genre

'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 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

Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language: Volume II by Denis Paperno Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language: Volume II

This work presents the structure, distribution and semantic interpretation of quantificational expressions in languages from diverse language families and typological profiles. The current volume pays special attention to underrepresented languages of different status and endangerment level. Languages covered include American...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2017

Graded Modality Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives by Daniel (Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University) Lassiter Graded Modality Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives
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This book explores graded expressions of modality, such as more likely than and quite possible, which provide a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. The volume explores and expands the typology of scales among English adjectives and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Graded Modality Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives by Daniel (Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University) Lassiter Graded Modality Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives
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This book explores graded expressions of modality, such as more likely than and quite possible, which provide a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. The volume explores and expands the typology of scales among English adjectives and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness by Jonathan Culpeper The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness

This handbook comprehensively examines social interaction by providing a critical overview of the field of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. Authored by over forty leading scholars, it offers a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to a vast array of themes that are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/05/2017

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