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Meaning in language : an introduction to semantics and pragmatics

Author: D A Cruse
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in language. Alan Cruse covers semantic matters, but also deals with topics that are usually considered to fall under pragmatics.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D A Cruse
ISBN: 9780199559466 0199559465
OCLC Number: 646393900
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: viii, 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: PART 1 FUNDAMENTAL NOTIONS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Logic and Meaning ; 3. Concepts and Meaning ; PART 2 WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS ; 4. Lexical Units ; 5. Contextual Variability of Word Meaning ; 6. Paradigmatic Relations of Inclusion and Identity ; 7. Paradigmatic Relations of Exclusion and Opposition ; 8. Lexical Hierarchies ; 9. Syntagmatic Semantic Relations ; 10. Describing Lexical Senses 1: Dimensions and Structures ; 11. Describing lexical Senses 2: Approaches to the Specification of Word Meanings ; 12. Extensions of Meaning ; PART 3 GRAMMATICAL MEANING ; 13. Grammatical Meaning: Nouns and Noun Phrases ; 14. Argument Structure and Transitivity ; 15. Grammatical Meaning: Verbs and Adjectives ; 16. The Semantics of Prepositions ; 17. The Semantics of Derivational Affixes ; PART 4 PRAGMATICS ; 18. Speech Acts ; 19. Reference and Deixis ; 20. Conversational Implicatures ; Epilogue ; Answers to Questions ; References ; Author Index ; Subject Index
Series Title: Oxford textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Alan Cruse.

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