Grammar and Meaning: Essays in Honour of Sir John Lyons

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Since the publication of his Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics (CUP, 1968), Sir John Lyons has been one of the most important and internationally renowned contributors to the study of linguistics. In a career that has spanned several decades, he has addressed himself to a broad range of issues of fundamental importance and is particularly noted for his seminal two-volume work, Semantics (CUP, 1977). This volume gathers together a collection of essays by distinguished scholars on topics related to Sir John's...

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Overview

Since the publication of his Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics (CUP, 1968), Sir John Lyons has been one of the most important and internationally renowned contributors to the study of linguistics. In a career that has spanned several decades, he has addressed himself to a broad range of issues of fundamental importance and is particularly noted for his seminal two-volume work, Semantics (CUP, 1977). This volume gathers together a collection of essays by distinguished scholars on topics related to Sir John's own work.

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"I...recommend the book to anyone seriously interested in the relationships of semantics, pragmatics and grammar." E. Lou Hohulin, Notes on Linguistics
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521054775
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Foreword F. R. Palmer; 1. Polysemous relations Adam Kilgarriff and Gerald Gazdar; 2. Fields, networks and vectors Adrienne Lehrer and Keith Lehrer; 3. Syntax, semantics, pragmatics Peter Matthews; 4. Natural-language interpretation as labelled natural deduction Ruth M. Kempson; 5. Three levels of meaning Stephen C. Levinson; 6. Does spoken language have sentences? Jim Miller; 7. Grammaticalisation and social structure: non-standard conjunction-formation in East Anglian English Peter Trudgill; 8. German Perfekt and Präteritum: speculations on meaning and interpretation Bernard Comrie; 9. The possessed John Anderson; 10. Complement clauses and complementation strategies R. M. W. Dixon; 11. Grammar and meaning John Lyons; John Lyons: publications; Index.

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