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  1. Semantic Prosody

    A Critical Evaluation

    By Dominic Stewart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    Semantic Prosody is the first full-length treatment of semantic prosody, a concept akin to connotation but which connects crucially with typical lexical environment. For example, it has been claimed that the adverb 'utterly' is characterised by an unfavourable semantic prosody on account of its...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Typological Studies

    Word Order and Relative Clauses

    By Guglielmo Cinque

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    By Heimir Geirsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English

    Structure and Use

    By Christine Günther

    Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

    This book presents a detailed analysis of structural as well as pragmatic aspects underlying the phenomenon of noun ellipsis in English. Here Günther examines the structure of elliptical noun phrases to account for the conditions on noun ellipsis and those on one-insertion, with special emphasis on...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Language in Public Spaces in Japan

    Edited by Nanette Gottlieb

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Truth and Speech Acts

    Studies in the Philosophy of Language

    Edited by Dirk Greimann, Geo Siegwart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Whereas the relationship between truth and propositional content has already been intensively investigated, there are only very few studies devoted to the task of illuminating the relationship between truth and illocutionary acts. This book fills that gap. This innovative collection addresses such...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Frank Ankersmit's Lost Historical Cause

    A Journey from Language to Experience

    By Peter Icke

    Series: Routledge Approaches to History

    The contemporary Dutch historical theorist/philosopher Frank Ankersmit, an erstwhile advocate and promulgator of what has become known as "the linguistic turn" in historical theory, is very well known within the discipline. His early position with regard to the historical text is frequently...

    Published November 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

    By Cedric Boeckx

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the central theoretical construct in minimalism....

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

    By Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book approaches the topic of false friends from a theoretical perspective, arguing that false friends carry out a positive role as a cognitive device, mainly in literature and jokes, and suggesting some pragmatic strategies in order to restore the original sense of a text/utterance when a...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Critical Discourse Analysis

    The Critical Study of Language, 2nd Edition

    By Norman Fairclough

    Bringing together papers written by Norman Fairclough over a 25 year period, Critical Discourse Analysis represents a comprehensive and important contribution to the development of this popular field. The book is divided into seven sections covering the following themes: language in...

    Published March 31st 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Realms of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics
    By Thomas R. Hofmann
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  2. The Language of Humour
    By Walter Nash
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  3. Meaning and the English Verb, 3rd Edition
    By Geoffrey N. Leech
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  4. The Routledge Handbook of Semantics
    By Nicholas Riemer
    To Be Published April 1st 2015

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