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Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics
 
 

Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics, 1st Edition

 
Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics, 1st Edition,Keith Allan,ISBN9780080959689
 
 
 

K Allan   

K Brown   

Elsevier Science

9780080959689

9780080959696

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Written and edited by the world’s leading specialists, this compact reference work systematically describes all aspects of the study of meaning in language

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Key Features

* The first encyclopedia ever published in this fascinating and diverse field
* Combines the talents of the world’s leading semantics specialists
* The latest trends in the field authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of related disciplines.
* Drawn from the richest, most authoritative, comprehensive and internationally acclaimed reference resource in the linguistics area
* Compact and affordable single volume reference format

Description

Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics is a comprehensive new reference work aiming to systematically describe all aspects of the study of meaning in language. It synthesizes in one volume the latest scholarly positions on the construction, interpretation, clarification, obscurity, illustration, amplification, simplification, negotiation, contradiction, contraction and paraphrasing of meaning, and the various concepts, analyses, methodologies and technologies that underpin their study. It examines not only semantics but the impact of semantic study on related fields such as morphology, syntax, and typologically oriented studies such as ‘grammatical semantics’, where semantics has made a considerable contribution to our understanding of verbal categories like tense or aspect, nominal categories like case or possession, clausal categories like causatives, comparatives, or conditionals, and discourse phenomena like reference and anaphora. COSE also examines lexical semantics and its relation to syntax, pragmatics, and cognitive linguistics; and the study of how ‘logical semantics’ develops and thrives, often in interaction with computational linguistics.

As a derivative volume from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition, it comprises contributions from 150 of the foremost scholars of semantics in their various specializations and draws on 20+ years of development in the parent work in a compact and affordable format. Principally intended for tertiary level inquiry and research, this will be invaluable as a reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academics inquiring into the study of meaning and meaning relations within languages. As semantics is a centrally important and inherently cross-cutting area within linguistics it will therefore be relevant not just for semantics specialists, but for most linguistic audiences.

Readership

Relevant to any department, institute or individual interested in meaning and meaning relations within linguistics, of particular interest to those interested in semantics, pragmatics, morphology, typology, syntax, and computational linguistics.

Keith Allan

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Linguistics at Monash University

Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics, 1st Edition

Accessibility Theory; Acquisition of Meaning by Children; Anaphora Resolution: Centering Theory;
Anaphora, Cataphora, Exophora, Logophoricity; Antonymy and Incompatibility; Aristotle and Linguistics; Aspect and Aktionsart; Assertion (...)
 
 
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