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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 53 new and published books in the subject of Semantics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. On Shell Structure

    By Richard K. Larson

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    This volume collects together core papers by Richard K. Larson developing what has since come to be known as the "VP Shell" or "Split VP" analysis of sentential structure. The volume includes five previously published papers together with two major unpublished works from the same period: "Light...

    Published February 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies

    The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

    Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge

    By Sabine Maasen, Peter Weingart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Language and Philosophical Problems

    By Sören Stenlund

    Language and Philosophical Problems investigates problems about mind, meaning and mathematics rooted in preconceptions of language. It deals in particular with problems which are connected with our tendency to be misled by certain prevailing views and preconceptions about language. Philosophical...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Introducing English Semantics

    2nd Edition

    By Charles W. Kreidler

    Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition explores the knowledge of language that speakers have which...

    Published September 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Relational Semantics and the Anatomy of Abstraction

    By Tamar Sovran

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book presents a study of meaning relations, linking the philosophical tradition of conceptual analysis with recent theories and methodologies in cognitive semantics. Its main concern is the extent to which analyzing meaning relations between cognate words reveal the infrastructure of the...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Film Discourse Interpretation

    Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis

    By Janina Wildfeuer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as well as intersemiotic meaning making processes in filmic discourse and therefore addresses...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics

    From the True to the Good

    By Samuel C Wheeler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

    Much contemporary metaphysics, moved by an apparent necessity to take reality to consist of given beings and properties, presents us with what appear to be deep problems requiring radical changes in the common sense conception of persons and the world. Contemporary meta-ethics ignores questions...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Structures and Strategies

    By Adriana Belletti

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

    By Sebastian Loebner

    Series: Understanding Language

    Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions of semantics, covering levels and dimensions of meaning, ambiguity, meaning and context,...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge