Semantics A Coursebook

ISBN-10: 0521671876

ISBN-13: 9780521671873

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Introduces the major elements of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. Sections of explanation and examples are followed by practice exercises with answers and comment provided.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 361
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Brendan Heasley is Consultant (Postgraduate Training), Sharjah Women's College, United Arab Emirates.

Prefaces
Acknowledgements
How to use this book
Basic ideas in semantics
About semantics
Sentences, utterances, and propositions
Reference and sense
From reference...
Referring expressions
Predicates
Predicates, referring expressions, and universe of discourse
Deixis and definiteness
Words and things: extensions and prototypes
...to sense
Sense properties and stereotypes
Sense relations (1)
Sense relations (2)
Logic
About logic
A notation for simple propositions
Connectives: and or
More connectives
Word meaning
About dictionaries
Meaning postulates
Properties of predicates
Derivation
Participant roles
Interpersonal and non-literal meaning
Speech acts
Perlocutions and illocutions
Felicity conditions
Direct and indirect illocutions
Propositions and illocutions
Conversational implicature
Non-literal meaning: idioms, metaphor, and metonymy
Selected references and recommendations for further study
Index
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