Introducing English Semantics (Hardback)
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Introducing English Semantics (Hardback)

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Hardback 196 Pages / Published: 16/01/2014
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Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition explores the knowledge of language that speakers have which enables them to communicate - to express observations, opinions, intentions and the products of their imagination. The text emphasises pragmatic investigation with numerous illustrative examples of concepts and ample exercises to help students develop and improve their linguistic analysis skills.

Introducing English Semantics:

Discusses the nature of human language and how linguists categorise and examine it.Covers meanings expressed in English words, prefixes, suffixes and sentences.Examines such relations as synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, ambiguity, implication, factivity, aspect, and modalityDraws comparisons between English and other languagesIllustrates the importance of 'tone of voice' and 'body language' in face-to-face exchanges and the role of context in any communicationContains a wealth of exercises and a glossary to clearly define all terminology

This new edition includes expanded and updated textual exercises and a greater focus on compounds and other kinds of composite lexemes. Written in a clear and accessible style, Introducing English Semantics is an essential text for any student taking an introductory course in semantics.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415828048
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition

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