Category Archives: Semantics

Aspectual Inquiries by Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (auth.), Paula

By Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (auth.), Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (eds.)

The learn of the linguistic reflexes of element has been an energetic box of study in a variety of sub-disciplines of linguistics, equivalent to syntax, semantics (including discourse concept) and acquisition experiences. even if, communique and dissemination of effects throughout those numerous subfields has frequently been oblique. the several angles introduced jointly provide us a finished photo of the illustration of point within the mind/brain of the speaker.

The papers during this quantity signify the result of a workshop at the syntax, semantics and acquisition of element held in 2002 whose function was once to foment energetic cross-disciplinary communique. some of the papers learn the syntactic illustration of lexical or scenario point, whereas others concentrate on the syntactic interplay of lexical point with grammatical point, and of grammatical point and annoying. different papers research the position of point in discourse representations, whereas a 3rd crew of papers experiences on result of empirical stories at the acquisition of element in either first and moment language acquisition, and styles of lack of morphosyntactic reflexes of element in language attrition.

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Introducing pragmatics in use by Anne O'Keeffe

By Anne O'Keeffe

Introducing Pragmatics in Use is a full of life and obtainable creation to pragmatics, which either covers conception and applies it to actual spoken and written facts.

Pragmatics is the research of language in context, but so much textbooks depend upon invented language examples. This cutting edge textbook systematically attracts on language corpora to demonstrate gains equivalent to creativity in small speak or how we apologise in English. The authors examine the pragmatic implications of the globalisation of the English language and concentrate on the functions of pragmatics for instructing languages. furthermore, a pragmatic bankruptcy on learning pragmatics aimed toward constructing scholars’ study abilities is incorporated.

With a number initiatives geared toward placing conception into perform and bankruptcy through bankruptcy additional interpreting options, this can be the proper textbook for complicated undergraduate or postgraduate scholars of pragmatics and corpus linguistics inside utilized language/linguistics or TEFL/TESOL degrees.

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Modern Perspectives in Type-Theoretical Semantics by Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Zhaohui Luo

By Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Zhaohui Luo

This publication is a collective quantity that studies the state-of-the-art within the purposes of sort conception to linguistic semantics. the amount fills a 20 yr hole from the final released e-book at the factor and aspires to carry researchers in the direction of leading edge choices in formal semantics learn. It includes unpublished paintings by means of a few key researchers on a variety of concerns on the topic of the sort theoretical examine of formal semantics and additional exemplifies the benefits of utilizing glossy sort theoretical methods to linguistic semantics. issues which are coated comprise glossy advancements of sort theories in formal semantics, foundational matters in linguistic semantics like anaphora, modality and plurals, innovational interdisciplinary learn just like the advent of likelihood idea to variety theories in addition to computational implementations of variety theoretical methods. This quantity can be of serious curiosity to formal semanticists which are searching for alternative routes to review linguistic semantics, yet can be of curiosity to theoretical machine scientists and mathematicians which are attracted to the functions of sort theory.

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Semantics with Applications: An Appetizer by Hanne Riis Nielson PhD, Flemming Nielson PhD, DSc (auth.)

By Hanne Riis Nielson PhD, Flemming Nielson PhD, DSc (auth.)

Semantics can have an immense position to play sooner or later improvement of software program platforms and area particular languages, and there's a genuine want for an introductory publication that provides the basic principles in the back of those methods; stresses their dating through formulating and proving the suitable theorems; and illustrates the functions of semantics in desktop technological know-how.

Written out of a convention that areas designated emphasis on operational semantics, denotational semantics and axiomatic semantics, this publication investigates the connection among a number of the tools and describes many of the major rules used, illustrating those through attention-grabbing functions. traditionally vital program components are used including a few interesting power purposes including:

  • Validating prototype implementations of programming languages
  • Verifying application analyses which are a part of extra complicated implementations of programming languages
  • Verifying safety analyses
  • Verifying worthwhile application houses together with information regarding execution time.

This is an introductory textual content that are supposed to function an appetizer to the total quarter of semantics with applications.

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Contexts of Metaphor by Michiel Leezenberg

By Michiel Leezenberg

This examine provides an method of metaphor that systematically takes contextual components under consideration. It analyses how metaphors either depend upon, and alter, the context within which they're uttered, and particularly, how metaphorical interpretation comprises the articulation of asserted, implied and presupposed fabric. It supplementations this semantic research with a practice-based account of metaphor on the conceptual point, which stresses the position of sociocultural components in notion formation.

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Multiple exponence by Alice C. Harris

By Alice C. Harris

A number of (or prolonged) exponence is the incidence of a number of realizations of a unmarried morphosemantic characteristic, package deal of beneficial properties, or derivational type inside a observe. This e-book presents information and path to the dialogue of ME, which has long gone in quite a few instructions and suffers from loss of proof. Alice Harris addresses the query of why ME is of curiosity to linguists and lines the dialogue of this idea within the linguistic literature. The 4 most ordinarily encountered varieties of ME are characterised, with copious examples from a wide number of languages; those kinds shape the root for dialogue of the processing of ME, the purchase of ME, the historic improvement of ME, and research of ME. The e-book addresses essentially the most very important questions related to ME, together with why it exists at all.

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La phraséologie entre langues et cultures: Structures, by Teresa Muryn, Salah Mejri, Wojciech Prazuch, Inès Sfar

By Teresa Muryn, Salah Mejri, Wojciech Prazuch, Inès Sfar

Cet ouvrage essaie de croiser langues et cultures à travers le prisme de los angeles phraséologie. L’étude de los angeles phraséologie, qu’elle soit menée dans un cadre monolingue ou contrastif, à partir de genres discursifs généraux ou spécifiques, conduit au même constat : l. a. phraséologie se nourrit de los angeles tradition et l. a. tradition se fait langue ; elle en conditionne les spécificités et en détermine les emplois. Elle représente dans tous les cas de determine un processus sous-jacent à los angeles dynamique des langues et à l’expression des spécificités culturelles des communautés linguistiques.

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