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  • Doing Pragmatics

    4th Edition

    By Peter Grundy

    Doing Pragmatics is a popular reader- friendly introduction to pragmatics. Embracing the comprehensive and engaging style which characterized the previous editions, this fourth edition has been fully revised. Doing Pragmatics extends beyond theory to promote an applied understanding of empirical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Aspects of a Theory of Singular Reference

    Prolegomena to a Dialectical Logic of Singular Terms, 1st Edition

    By William J. Greenberg

    Originally published in 1985. This study concerns the problem of treating identity as a relation between an object and itself. It addresses the Russellian and Fregean solutions and goes on to present in the first part a surfacist account of belief-context ambiguity requiring neither…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Logic

  • Consequences of Reference Failure

    1st Edition

    By Michael McKinsey

    This book defends the Direct Reference (DR) thesis in philosophy of language regarding proper names and indexical pronouns. It uniquely draws out the significant consequences of DR when it is conjoined with the fact that these singular terms sometimes fail to refer. Even though DR is widely…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Logical Systems

    1st Edition

    By Jaroslav Peregrin

    This book addresses the hasty development of modern logic, especially its introducing and embracing various kinds of artificial languages and moving from the study of natural languages to that of artificial ones. This shift seemed extremely helpful and managed to elevate logic to a new level of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Sensations, Thoughts, Language

    Essays in Honour of Brian Loar, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arthur Sullivan

    Brian Loar (1939-2014) was an eminent and highly respected philosopher of mind and language. He was at the forefront of several different field-defining debates between the 1970s and the 2000s—from his earliest work on reducing semantics to psychology, through debates about reference, functionalism…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Festschrifts in Philosophy

  • The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics

    Perspectives from structure, acquisition, and translation, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • The Middle English Mystics

    1st Edition

    By Wolfgang Riehle

    Originally published as an English translation in 1981, The Middle English Mystics is a crucial contribution to the study of the literature of English mysticism. This book surveys and analyses the language of metaphor in the writings of such mystics as Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • The Semantic Theory of Evolution

    1st Edition

    By Marcello Barbieri

    Originally published in 1985, The Semantic Theory of Evolution addresses the notion that life is not shaped by the single law of natural selection, but instead by a plurality of laws that resemble grammatical rules in language. This remarkable work presents a semantic theory centering on the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Evolution

  • Prominence and Locality in Grammar

    The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives, 1st Edition

    By Jianhua Hu

    This book challenges the current consensus on the analysis of wh-questions and reflexives from the perspective of the syntax-semantics interface. An integrated approach incorporating analyses of the interaction between different levels of linguistic knowledge is proposed. It argues that the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and Theory

    Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susannah Wilson

    This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous…

    Hardback – 2019-05-24
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Peppina Po-lun Lee

    One prominent function of natural language is to convey information. One peculiarity is that it does not do so randomly, but in a structured way, with information structuring formally recognized to be a component of grammar. Among all information structuring notions, focus is one primitive needed…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

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