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Realms of Meaning

An Introduction to Semantics, 1st Edition

By Thomas R. Hofmann

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360 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

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

Acknowledgements

Index.

About the Series

Learning about Language

Learning about Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who are studying language as part of a wider course.

This series was co-founded by Mick Short and Geoffrey Leech.  It is now edited by Brian Walker and Willem Hollmann who continue to consult with Mick Short.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General