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Author Saeed, John I.

Title Semantics / John I. Saeed.

Published Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  401.43 SAEE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  401.43 SAEE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 360 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Introducing linguistics ; 2.
Introducing linguistics ; 2.
Notes "Drafts of the book were used as course material in the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin."--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-353) and index.
Contents 1. Semantics in Linguistics -- 2. Meaning, Thought and Reality -- 3. Word Meaning -- 4. Sentence Relations and Truth -- 5. Sentence Semantics 1: Situations -- 6. Sentence Semantics 2: Participants -- 7. Context and Inference -- 8. Functions of Language: Speech as Action -- 9. Meaning Components -- 10. Formal Semantics -- 11. Cognitive Semantics.
Summary This volume provides an engaging introduction to semantics for readers new to the subject. The book has three sections. Part I is concerned with the place of semantics within linguistics and its relation with the disciplines of philosophy and psychology. Part II introduces central topics in the description of word and sentence meaning. Part III reviews the three main current theoretical approaches to semantics: componential theory, formal semantics and cognitive semantics. The book discusses semantic phenomena from a wide range of languages. Each chapter contains exercises to allow the reader to explore the issues raised, and suggestions for further readings.
Subject Semantics.
ISBN 0631200347 (alk. paper)
0631200355 (paperback: alk. paper)