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Semantics (2nd Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 288
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Macmillan Modern Linguistics

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Assuming no prior experience, this core textbook introduces formal semantics in an accessible and engaging way and provides students with a solid understanding of a range of semantic phenomena. It explores a wealth of...

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Assuming no prior experience, this core textbook introduces formal semantics in an accessible and engaging way and provides students with a solid understanding of a range of semantic phenomena. It explores a wealth of topics, including generalized quantifier theory, referential opacity, aktionsarten, thematic roles and lexical conceptual structure, tense and aspect and event semantics. Chapters are illustrated with numerous examples to contextualise the theory, and practical exercises encourage students to engage with the text and develop their problem-solving skills.

This is an essential text for undergraduates and postgraduates involved in the study of semantics. It is an ideal text for a wide range of modules on the philosophy of language, linguistic meaning and formal semantics.

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  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to semantics for beginners and also includes coverage of more complex topics for more advanced readers
  • Chapters can be used independently of one another, making this an ideal text for use in a wide range of teaching situations
  • Contains graded exercises to consolidate knowledge at every step, with recommendations for in-class discussion



  • Fully revised and updated, with new material on type theory, the lambda calculus, semantic composition, reference to times in a narrative and discourse representation theory
  • Exercises now graded according to level of difficulty, from beginner to very advanced level



 





Introduction
Basic Logical Tools
The Logical Quantifiers
Formal Composition
Modality and Possible Worlds
GeneralizedQuantifiers
Referencial Opacity
Aktionsarten: Aspectual Classes of Events
Tense and Aspect
Thematic Roles and Lexical Conceptual Structure
Events
Bibliography
Index.

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KATE KEARNS Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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KATE KEARNS Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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