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The Routledge Handbook of Semantics - Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics (Hardback)
  • The Routledge Handbook of Semantics - Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics (Hardback)

The Routledge Handbook of Semantics - Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics (Hardback)

Hardback 534 Pages / Published: 17/08/2015
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The Routledge Handbook of Semantics provides a broad and state-of-the-art survey of this field, covering semantic research at both word and sentence level. It presents a synoptic view of the most important areas of semantic investigation, including contemporary methodologies and debates, and indicating possible future directions in the field.

Written by experts from around the world, the 29 chapters cover key issues and approaches within the following areas:

meaning and conceptualisation;

meaning and context;

lexical semantics;

semantics of specific phenomena;

development, change and variation.

The Routledge Handbook of Semantics is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415661737
Number of pages: 534
Weight: 1089 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 33 mm


"This wide-ranging handbook is sure to provide a valuable resource for specialists and non-specialists alike. It provides authoritative and accessible overviews of key areas of the field, offering a reliable survey of current issues, insights and approaches to these areas. The scope of the handbook in accommodating a multiplicity of models and perspectives is truly impressive."
Louisa Sadler, University of Essex, UK

"Essential reading for all scholars of meaning, this handbook offers readable surveys of the state of the art alongside chapters that will challenge and extend. Embracing the plurality of theoretical approaches to meaning, and-indeed-of meaning itself, this work is a paragon of the field's rich variety."
Alice Gaby, Monash University, Australia

"An intelligently organised and comprehensive in-depth survey of current issues in semantic theory, with an international line-up of contributors."
Noel Burton-Roberts, Newcastle University, UK

"This volume contains a broader coverage of the field than is normal for a handbook and many essays take an interestingly critical stance on current orthodoxies. As such, this book will provide researchers of all levels with a very valuable resource that gives an excellent snapshot of the current state of the subject."
Ronnie Cann, University of Edinburgh, UK

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