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Critical Concepts in Linguistics, 1st Edition

Edited by Javier Gutirrez-Rexach


2,616 pages

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Hardback: 9780415266321
pub: 2003-10-23

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Semantics is a key concept in linguistic theory, concerning the analysis and description of the meaning of linguistic expressions. This collection contains a selection of the most important contributions to semantic theory ranging from Gottlob Frege's essay On Sense and Reference written in 1892, to present-day thinkers in the field. The collection is structured around three major themes.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Foundational Issues

Truth and Denotation

Semantics and Grammar

Volume II:

Generalized Quantifiers and Scope

Volume III: Noun Phrase Classes

Indefiniteness and Definiteness

Plurals and Mass Nouns

Volume IV: The Semantics of Predicates and Inflection

Part A: Events, Aspect and Thematic Roles

Tense and Modality

Volume V: Operators and Sentence Types

Part A: Adjectives, Degrees and Comparatives

Part B: Negation and Negative Polarity Items

Part C: Questions

Volume VI: Discourse and Dynamics

Part A: Topic and Focus

Part B: Pronouns and Anaphora

Part C: The Semantics / Pragmatics Interface

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series provides authoritative reprints of the discipline's best and most influential scholarship. This series looks at language from the point of view of the user, at the choices made and the constraints encountered when we use language. Edited by experts in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts and themes into their historical context, as well as providing students and researchers with a snapshot of contemporary debates and current thinking.

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Subject Categories

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