1st Edition

Realms of Meaning An Introduction to Semantics

By Thomas R. Hofmann Copyright 1993
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    Provides an understanding of the way meaning works in natural languages, against a background of how we communicate with language. Examples are chosen mainly from English to provide material for the wider discussion of the principles of the subject, but European, East Asian and other languages also provide illuminating examples.


    1. On Entering the Realms
    2. Markedness
    3. Opposites and Negatives
    4. Deixis
    5. Orientations
    6. Modal Verbs
    7. Time: Tense and Aspect
    8. Limits to Events
    9. Prepositions
    10. Reference and Predication
    11. Words and Sentences
    12. Word Meanings
    13. Combining Sentences
    14. Meaning and Context
    15. Afterwords



    Thomas Hofmann