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Understanding Semantics, Second Edition

by Sebastian Löbner

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...

Philosophy of Language

by Scott Soames

In this book one of the world's foremost philosophers of language presents his unifying vision of the field--its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions....

How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases

by Christopher J Moore

The quintessential A to Z guide to British English—perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier


Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America...

The Language Parallax: Linguistic Relativism and Poetic Indeterminacy

by Paul Friedrich

Humankind has always been fascinated and troubled by the way languages and dialects differ. Linguistically based differences in point of view have preoccupied many original minds of the past, such as Kant, and...

Film Discourse Interpretation: Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis

by Janina Wildfeuer

This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as...


by Stephen Yablo

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness-features of particular mental states. Materialists sometimes...

Typological Studies: Word Order and Relative Clauses: Word Order and Relative Clauses

by Guglielmo Cinque

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...

On Shell Structure

by Richard K. Larson

This volume collects together core papers by Richard K. Larson developing what has since come to be known as the "VP Shell" or "Split VP" analysis of sentential structure. The volume includes five previously...

Introducing English Semantics

by Charles W. Kreidler

Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics,...

Language and Journalism - Richardso

by John Richardson

This book is an indispensable "cutting edge" book for students and researchers of journalism studies seeking a text that illustrates and applies a range of linguistic and discourse-analytic approaches to the...

The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs

by Gary C. Woodward

Assumed intentions are embedded in virtually all forms of human discussion. The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs draws on a vast range of resources to describe the social and psychological forces at work...

Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good: From the True to the Good

by Samuel C Wheeler

Much contemporary metaphysics, moved by an apparent necessity to take reality to consist of given beings and properties, presents us with what appear to be deep problems requiring radical changes in the common...

Relational Semantics and the Anatomy of Abstraction

by Tamar Sovran

This book presents a study of meaning relations, linking the philosophical tradition of conceptual analysis with recent theories and methodologies in cognitive semantics. Its main concern is the extent to which...

Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

by Frank Luntz

The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country

In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes...

Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

by John T. Hamilton

From national security and social security to homeland and cyber-security, "security" has become one of the most overused words in culture and politics today. Yet it also remains one of the most undefined. What...

Linguistics of Laughter: Partington: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

by Alan Partington

The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing 'laughter-talk' (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora,...

Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language

by Dirk Greimann & Geo Siegwart

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...

Rude Britannia

by Mina Gorji

Media commentators have noted a rising public tolerance to the use of rude or offensive words in modern English. John Lydon's obscene outburst on 'I'm a Celebrity...' only provoked a handful of complaints -...

Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

by Heimir Geirsson

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...

Central and Eastern Europe After Transition: Towards a New Socio-legal Semantics

by Alberto Febbrajo & Wojciech Sadurski

How have national identities changed, developed and reacted in the wake of transition from communism to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? This book defines and examines new autonomous differences adopted...