LINGUIST List 21.5161

Sun Dec 19 2010

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics: Cruse

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        1.     Allison Finkel , Meaning in Language: Cruse

Message 1: Meaning in Language: Cruse
Date: 16-Dec-2010
From: Allison Finkel <>
Subject: Meaning in Language: Cruse
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Title: Meaning in Language Subtitle: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics. 3rd Edition. Published: 2010 Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author: Alan D. Cruse Paperback: ISBN: 0199559465 9780199559466 Pages: 512 Price: U.K. £ 26.99

Please note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ways in whichmeaning is conveyed in language, covering not only semantic matters butalso topics normally considered to fall under pragmatics. Above all, thebook displays and explains the richness and subtlety of meaning, with theaid of numerous examples and exercises throughout the text. Highlyreadable, written with style and wit, Meaning in Language is not bound toany particular theory, but provides explanations of theoretical approachesand perspectives as the context requires, with a stress throughout on theneed for conceptual clarity.

The text and exercises in this third edition have been fully updated totake into account the most recent developments in the field and newchapters have been added, one on the semantics of prepositions and anotheron the semantics of derivational affixes.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics                             Semantics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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