ISBN 9781444122435,Understanding Semantics

Understanding Semantics






Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781444122435

ISBN-10 1444122436


Number of Pages 392 Pages
Language (English)


Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, guides undergraduate linguistics students step-by-step through the three main traditions of semantics: structuralism and decomposition, cognitive semantics and formal semantics. By covering both basic concepts and recent developments in the field, it will help you to examine the methods, results and limitations of the science of linguistic meaning. Key features: New chapters on meaning and context, verbs and frame semantics Analysis and exploration of neurolinguistics Data-driven, practical exercises with answers Online resources including figures from the book, an online glossary and links to further reading available at Understanding Semantics analyses the relevant theories so you can develop your understanding and your own line of thinking about the field. The Author: Sebastian Lbner, Professor of Linguistics, Institute for Language and Information, University of Dsseldorf, Germany About the Series: The Understanding Language series provides approachable yet authoritative introductions to major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising the understanding of essential concepts rather than arguing for a particular theoretical position. Series Editors: Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, and Greville Corbett, University of Surrey, UK