Natural Language Semantics
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Description: Natural Language Semantics discusses fundamental concepts for linguistic semantics. This book combines theoretical explanations of several methods of inquiry with detailed semantic analysis and emphasises the philosophy that semantics is about meaning in human languages and that linguistic meaning is cognitively and functionally motivated. Providing the reader with the basic tools and skills needed to progress to original research, this volume introduces fundamental assumptions about meaning in language, discusses lexicological semantics, and explains formal semantic tools. It reviews cognitive and functional approaches to semantics, investigates the internal semantics of clauses and turns from the semantics of predicates to the internal semantics of noun phrases. Throughout each chapter, exercises are provided to reinforce the text and facilitate learning.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
|Some Fundamental Concepts for Semantics|
|Words and Worlds and Reference|
|The Lexicon and The Encyclopedia|
|Morphology and Listemes|
|The Power of Words: Connotation and Jargon|
|Semantic Relations between Sentences|
|Predicate Logic, Sets, and Lambda: Tools for Semantic Analysis|
|Frames, Fields, and Semantic Components|
|Cognitive Semantics: Backs, Colours, and Classifiers|
|Using the Typical Denotatum to Identify the Intended Referent|
|Mood, Tense, Modality, and Thematic Roles|
|The Semantics of Clause Predicates|
|Quantifiers in English.Epilogue|