Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language - An Introduction to English Semantics and Pragmatics

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    Providing a clear and accessible introduction to the linguistic study of meaning, the second edition of this bestselling textbook outlines the meaning potential (semantics) of English and how language knowledge is put to use (pragmatics). As well as gaining a systematic overview of meaning in English, readers can learn how to argue for analyses. Among the significant concepts introduced are denotation, sense relations, event types, explicature, implicature, presupposition, metaphor, reference, speech acts and (at an elementary level) Generalised Quantifier Theory. Sense relations - such as antonymy and hyponymy - are presented as summarising patterns of entailment. The sense of a word is seen as the contributions it makes to the entailments carried by sentences.
    • Series: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language
    • Paperback: 208 pages
    • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; 2 edition (January 1, 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1474412831
    • ISBN-13: 978-1474412834
    • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 5.4 inches
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