Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

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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, logical relations and meaning relations, the basics of noun semantics, verb semantics and sentence semantics. The second part provides a critical introduction to the basic notions of the three major theoretical approaches to meaning: structuralism, cognitive semantics and formal semantics. Key features include: A consistent mentalist perspective on meaning Broad coverage of lexical and sentence semantics, including three new chapters discussing deixis, NP semantics, presuppositions, verb semantics and frames Examples from a wider range of languages that include German, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. Practical exercises on linguistic data Companion website including all figures and tables from the book, an online dictionary, answers to the exercises and useful links at routledge.com/cw/loebner This book is an essential resource for all undergraduate students studying semantics. Sebastian LApbner is a Professor of Linguistics at the Institute for Language and Information at the University of DA¼sseldorf, GermanyQuoted from Grimma#39;s Fairy Tales, Amazon Kindle edition. In the discussion of aspect, I will use the term eventpredication for dynamic predications in general. This applies to standard written German. Colloquial German and most, if not all, anbsp;...

Title:Understanding Semantics, Second Edition
Author:Sebastian Loebner
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-06-26


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