Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview


Semantic Analysis is a lively and clearly written introduction to the study of meaning in language, and to the language-culture connection. Goddard covers traditional and contemporary issues and approaches with the relationship between semantics, conceptualization, and culture as a key theme. He also details a number of case studies that draw on a wide range of material from non-Indo-European languages, particularly Australian Aboriginal languages and Malay, on which the author is an authority.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199560288
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/25/2011
  • Series: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 385,410
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Cliff Goddard is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Australia. He was previously Professor of Linguistics, University of New England. His books include The Languages of East and Southeast Asia (OUP 2005). He is co-editor with Anna Wierzbicka of Meaning and Universal Grammar (Benjamins 2002) with whom he is currently working on a book concerned with words and meanings.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Figure Credits
Typographical Conventions and Symbols
1 Semantics: The Study of Meaning 1
2 Three Traditions: Lexicography, Logic, and Structuralism 26
3 Contemporary Approaches, Contemporary Issues 56
4 The Semantics of Emotions 86
5 Colours 111
6 Speech-Act Verbs 136
7 Discourse Particles and Interjections 165
8 Motion 195
9 Artefacts and Animals 224
10 Causatives 260
11 Grammatical Categories 294
12 New Developments 324
Solutions to Selected Exercises 356
References 379
Language Index 401
General Index 403
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