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  • Metaphor in Corpus

    Lexical Priming and Creativity

    By Katie Patterson

    This book introduces a unique methodology to the study of metaphor, integrating a corpus linguistic approach to explore the lexical, grammatical, semantic, and pragmatic characteristics of metaphoric instances of language. The volume questions the reliability of attempts to identify metaphor based…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • From Rules to Meanings

    New Essays on Inferentialism

    Edited by Ondřej Beran, Vojtěch Kolman, Ladislav Koreň

    Inferentialism is a philosophical approach premised on the claim that an item of language (or thought) acquires meaning (or content) in virtue of being embedded in an intricate set of social practices normatively governed by inferential rules. Inferentialism found its paradigmatic formulation in…

    Hardback – 2018-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Language and Meaning

    By Betty J Birner

    Language and Meaning provides a clear, accessible and unique perspective on the philosophical and linguistic question of what it means to mean. Looking at relationships such as those between literal and non-literal meanings, linguistic form and meaning, and language and thought, this volume tackles…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Linguistics

  • The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity

    By Song Jiang

    The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity focuses on the semantic structure of Chinese classifiers under the cognitive linguistics framework, and the implications thereof on linguistic relativity and language acquisition. It examines the semantic correlation between a given…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    By Heimir Geirsson

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Focus and Background Marking in Mandarin Chinese

    System and Theory behind cai, jiu, dou and ye

    By Daniel Hole

    This is an investigation into the grammaticalized system of focus-background agreement in Mandarin Chinese. The particles cái, jiù, dou and ye are, in a specific use type, shown to form the core of a highly systematic paradigm. This book is not just a valuable companion for anyone interested in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    By Michele Prandi

    This innovative volume provides a comprehensive integrated account of the study of conceptual figures, demonstrating the ways in which figures and in particular, conflictual figures, encapsulate linguistic expression in the fullest sense and in turn, how insights gleaned from their study can…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • On Shell Structure

    By Richard K. Larson

    This volume collects together core papers by Richard K. Larson developing what has since come to be known as the "VP Shell" or "Split VP" analysis of sentential structure. The volume includes five previously published papers together with two major unpublished works from the same period: "Light…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Definiteness and Indefiniteness

    A Study in Reference and Grammaticality Prediction

    By John A. Hawkins

    First published in 1988, this book is concerned with the definite and indefinite articles in English. It provides an integrated pragmatic-semantic theory of definite and indefinite reference, on the basis of which, many co-occurance restrictions between articles and non-modifiers are explained. At…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • On the Semantics of Syntax

    Mood and Condition in English

    By Eirian C. Davies

    First published in 1979, this book develops a grammatically orientated semantics (as opposed to a semantically orientated grammar) of mood and condition in English. It seeks to establish correspondences between areas of semantic organisation (‘planes’) and surface grammar, without reverting to an…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics

    Perspectives from structure, acquisition, and translation

    Edited by Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita

    Mimetic words, also known as ‘sound-symbolic words’, ‘ideophones’ or more popularly as ‘onomatopoeia’, constitute an important subset of the Japanese lexicon; we find them as well in the lexicons of other Asian languages and sub-Saharan African languages. Mimetics play a central role in Japanese…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Film Discourse Interpretation

    Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis

    By Janina Wildfeuer

    This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as well as intersemiotic meaning making processes in filmic discourse and therefore addresses…

    Paperback – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

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