Semantics and semiology are two of the most important branches of linguistics and have proven to be fecund areas for research. They examine language structures and how they are dictated by both the meanings and forms of communication employed — semantics by focusing on the denotation of words and fixed word combinations, and semiology by studying sign and sign processes. As numerous interrelated fields connect to and sub-disciplines branch off from these major spheres, they are essential to a thorough grounding in linguistics and crucial for further study.
‘Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology’ collects together wide-ranging works of scholarship that together provide a comprehensive overview of the preceding theoretical landscape, and expand and extend it in numerous directions. A number of interrelated disciplines are also discussed in conjunction with semantics and semiology such as anaphora, pragmatics, syntax, discourse analysis and the philosophy of language. This set reissues 14 books originally published between 1960 to 2000 and will be of interest to students of linguistics and the philosophy of language.
Table of Contents
1. On the Semantics of Wh-Clauses Stephen Berman 2. The Anatomy of Language: Saying What We Mean Marjorie Boulton 3. Principles of Semiotic D.S. Clarke 4. Descriptions in Context Cleo A. Condoravdi 5. Language and Materialism: Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject Rosalind Coward and John Ellis 6. Lexical Representations and the Semantics of Complementation Jean Mark Gawron 7. Semiotic Perspectives Sándor Hervey 8. A Semantics for Groups and Events Peter Lasersohn 9. A Semantics for the English Existential Construction Louise McNally 10. German Temporal Semantics: Three-Dimensional Tense Logic and a GPSG Fragment John A. Nerbonne 11. Word Meaning and Belief S.G. Pulman 12. Anaphora and Semantic Interpretation Tanya Reinhart 13. Issues in the Semantics and Pragmatics of Disjunction Mandy Simons 14. The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposing Gregory L. Ward