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1st Edition

Critical Concepts in Linguistics

ISBN 9780415266321
Published December 22, 2003 by Routledge
2616 Pages

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Book Description

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

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