Linguistic Semantics: An Introduction

Linguistic Semantics: An Introduction

by John Lyons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521438772

ISBN-13: 9780521438773

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Linguistic Semantics: An Introduction is the successor to Sir John Lyons' important textbook Language, Meaning and Context (1981). While preserving the general structure of the earlier book, the author has substantially expanded its scope to introduce several topics that were not previously discussed, and to take account of new developments in linguistic

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Linguistic Semantics: An Introduction is the successor to Sir John Lyons' important textbook Language, Meaning and Context (1981). While preserving the general structure of the earlier book, the author has substantially expanded its scope to introduce several topics that were not previously discussed, and to take account of new developments in linguistic semantics over the past decade. The resulting work is an invaluable guide to the subject, offering clarifications of its specialized terms and explaining its relationship to formal and philosophical and to contemporary semantics and pragmatics. With its clear and accessible style it will appeal to a wide student readership. Sir John Lyons is one of the most important and internationally renowned contributors to the study of linguistics. His many publications include his Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics (1968) and Semantics (1977).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438773
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; List of symbols and typographical conventions; Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Metalinguistic preliminaries; Part II. Lexical Meaning: 2. Words as meaningful units; 3. Defining the meaning of words; 4. The structural approach; Part III. Sentence-Meaning: 5. Meaningful and meaningless sentences; 6. Sentence-meaning and propositional content; 7. The formalisation of sentence-meaning; Part IV. Utterance-Meaning: 8. Speech acts and illocutionary force; 9. Text and discourse; context and co-text; 10. The subjectivity of utterance; Suggestions for further reading; Bibliography; Index.

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