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Realms of Meaning
An Introduction to Semantics

ISBN 9780582028869
Published November 22, 1993 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book 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


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


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