|Series||Acta Universitatis Umensis., 134|
|LC Classifications||PE1301 .N67 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 196 p. :|
|Number of Pages||196|
|LC Control Number||98118072|
Linguistic Semantics: An Introduction is the successor to Sir John Lyons' important textbook Language, Meaning and Context ().Reviews: 2. Semantics in Linguistics 3 Semantics in chapter Linguistics 1 Introduction Semantics is the study of meaning communicated through language. This book is an introduction to the theory and practice of semantics in modern linguistics. Although this is not an introduction to any single theory, we same time to assert A and deny B. Knowing. This book attempts to bring linguists and language teachers up to date on the latest developments in semantics. A survey of the role of semantics in linguistics and . semantics and linguistic semantics: toward grammatical meaning In this chapter we define linguistic semantics as the study of literal, decontextualized, grammatical meaning. We begin with the difference between literal and implicational meaning and then illustrate meaning that has grammatical relevance.
PHILOSOPHICAL SEMANTICS AND LINGUISTIC SEMANTICS This paper will present a brief sketch of semantics from the point of view of philosophy during this century. We do this not only from an interest in these theories themselves but also because this work has had a direct influence on the semantics done by linguists in the past fifteen years. I was delighted to find an introductory book aimed at students of language written by someone with an eye toward where semantics and pragmatics overlap (I think it's a terrible misfortune that they are separate disciplines). Cruse's 3rd/ edition is a wonderful pragmatic-oriented survey of issues in (primarily English) s: Semantics is the field of linguistics concerned with the study of meaning in language. Linguistic semantics has been defined as the study of how languages organize and express meanings. Oddly, says R.L. Trask, some of the most important work in semantics was being done from the late 19th century onwards by philosophers [rather than by linguists]. Semantics is also informed by other sub-disciplines of linguistics, such as Morphology, as understanding the words themselves is integral to the study of their meaning, and Syntax, which researchers in semantics use extensively to reveal how meaning is created in language, as how language is structured is central to meaning.
This volume is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and readable introduction to linguistic meaning. While partial to conceptual and typological approaches, the book also presents results from formal approaches. Throughout, the focus is on grammatical meaning -- the way languages delineate universal semantic space and encode it in grammatical form. Subjects covered by the author include: the domain of. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Semantics from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Home» Browse» Communication» Language and Linguistics» Linguistics» Semantics. Semantics Semantics: Selected full-text books and articles. English. Though the book is a self-standing introduction to English semantics and pragmatics, I hope that readers will be interested enough to want to learn more. For any who have the opportunity to do additional reading, the terminology introduced here should sufﬁce for them to make headway with a range of intermediate-level books about. Semantics is the study of the meaning of words, phrases and sentences. In semantic analysis, there is always an attempt to focus on what the words conventionally mean, rather than on what an individual speaker (like George Carlin) might want them to mean on a particular occasion.