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The Resource Analyzing meaning : an introduction to semantics and pragmatics, Paul R. Kroeger, (electronic book)

Analyzing meaning : an introduction to semantics and pragmatics, Paul R. Kroeger, (electronic book)

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Analyzing meaning : an introduction to semantics and pragmatics
Title
Analyzing meaning
Title remainder
an introduction to semantics and pragmatics
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Paul R. Kroeger
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect. Most of the chapters include exercises which can be used for class discussion and/or homework assignments, and each chapter contains references for additional reading on the topics covered. As the title indicates, this book is truly an INTRODUCTION: it provides a solid foundation which will prepare students to take more advanced and specialized courses in semantics and/or pragmatics. It is also intended as a reference for fieldworkers doing primary research on under-documented languages, to help them write grammatical descriptions that deal carefully and clearly with semantic issues. The approach adopted here is largely descriptive and non-formal (or, in some places, semi-formal), although some basic logical notation is introduced. The book is written at level which should be appropriate for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. It presupposes some previous coursework in linguistics, but does not presuppose any background in formal logic or set theory
Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Kroeger, Paul
Dewey number
401/.43
Index
no index present
LC call number
P325
LC item number
.K69eb
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Textbooks in language science
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Semantics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Context (Linguistics)
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
Label
Analyzing meaning : an introduction to semantics and pragmatics, Paul R. Kroeger, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundational concepts. The meaning of meaning ; Referring, denoting and expressing ; Truth and inference ; The logic of truth -- Word meanings. Word senses ; Lexical sense relations ; Components of lexical meaning -- Implicature. Grice's theory of Implicature ; Pragmatic inference after Grice ; Indirect speech acts ; Conventional implicature and use-conditional meaning -- Compositional semantics. How meanings are composed ; Modeling compositionality ; Quantifiers ; Intensional contexts -- Modals, conditionals, and causation. Modality ; Evidentiality ; Because ; Conditionals -- Tense & aspect. Aspect and Aktionsart ; Tense ; Varieties of the perfect
Control code
103534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783961100347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Analyzing meaning : an introduction to semantics and pragmatics, Paul R. Kroeger, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foundational concepts. The meaning of meaning ; Referring, denoting and expressing ; Truth and inference ; The logic of truth -- Word meanings. Word senses ; Lexical sense relations ; Components of lexical meaning -- Implicature. Grice's theory of Implicature ; Pragmatic inference after Grice ; Indirect speech acts ; Conventional implicature and use-conditional meaning -- Compositional semantics. How meanings are composed ; Modeling compositionality ; Quantifiers ; Intensional contexts -- Modals, conditionals, and causation. Modality ; Evidentiality ; Because ; Conditionals -- Tense & aspect. Aspect and Aktionsart ; Tense ; Varieties of the perfect
Control code
103534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783961100347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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