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  1. 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

  2. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge