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Semantics by James R. Hurford
Book DescriptionThis practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. Each unit includes short sections of explanation with examples, followed by stimulating practice exercises to complete in the book. Feedback and comment sections follow each exercise to enable students to monitor their progress. No previous background in semantics is assumed, as students begin by discovering the value and fascination of the subject and then move through all key topics in the field, including sense and reference, simple logic, word meaning and interpersonal meaning. New study guides and exercises have been added to the end of each unit to help reinforce and test learning. A completely new unit on non-literal language and metaphor, plus updates throughout the text significantly expand the scope of the original edition to bring it up-to-date with modern teaching of semantics for introductory courses in linguistics as well as intermediate students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521671873
(247mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James R. Hurford
Origins of Language, Hardback (March 2014)
This book offers an accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language and what sets human language apart from the simple communication systems used by non-human animals. It draws on a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, genetics, and animal behaviour.
Origins of Grammar, Hardback (September 2011)
The second in James Hurford's acclaimed two-volume exploration of the biological evolution of language explores the evolutionary and cultural preconditions and consequences of humanity's great leap into language.
Linguistic Theory of Numerals, Paperback (June 2010)View all books by James R. Hurford
This book examines the natural language numeral systems through generative grammar with specific examples in seven languages.
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Author Biography - James R. Hurford
James R. Hurford is Professor of General Linguistics, University of Edinburgh. Brendan Heasley is Consultant (Postgraduate Training), Sharjah Women's College, United Arab Emirates. Michael B. Smith is Associate Professor of Linguistics, Oakland University, Michigan.
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