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Semantics by Steven Davis
Book DescriptionSemantics: A Reader contains a broad selection of classic articles on semantics and the semantics/pragmatics interface. Comprehensive in the variety and breadth of theoretical frameworks and topics that it covers, it includes articles representative of the major theoretical frameworks within semantics, including: discourse representation theory, dynamic predicate logic, truth theoretic semantics, event semantics, situation semantics, and cognitive semantics. All the major topics in semantics are covered, including lexical semantics and the semantics of quantified noun phrases, adverbs, adjectives, performatives, and interrogatives. Included are classic papers in the field of semantics as well as papers written especially for the volume. The volume comes with an extensive introduction designed not only to provide an overview of the field, but also to explain the technical concepts the beginner will need to tackle before the more demanding articles. Semantics will have appeal as a textbook for upper level and graduate courses and as a reference for scholars of semantics who want the classic articles in their field in one convenient place.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195136982
(252mm x 178mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven Davis
Be Thou There, Hardback (January 2001)
This work aims to retrace the Holy Family's footsteps in Egypt as they fled Herod's murderous decree. It examines Coptic sources and other ancient references and traditions, to demonstrate that the spirit of the Holy Family is alive in the land where Jesus took his first earthly steps.
Connectionism, Paperback (June 1992)
Part of a series on cognitive behaviour and science, based on a 1990 conference sponsored by the Cognitive Science Program and the Linguistics Department of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Pragmatics, Paperback (May 1991)» View all books by Steven Davis
An anthology of readings on the subject of pragmatics - the study of actual utterances or the intended meaning of the speaker.
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Author Biography - Steven Davis
Steven Davis is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre on Values and Ethics at Carleton University and Brendan S. Gillon is Associate Professor uf Linguistics at McGill University.
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