Semantics

Semantics

By (author) John I. Saeed

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The third edition of this popular textbook provides an engaging and accessible introduction to semantics for students new to the field. Explores the basic concepts and methods of the field and discusses some of the most important contemporary lines of research Contains new solutions to chapter exercises in order to familiarize the student with the practice of semantic description Completely revised and updated to reflect recent theoretical developments Includes new sections on classifiers and noun classes, as well as conceptual integration

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 30mm | 839.14g
  • 22 Dec 2008
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1405156392
  • 9781405156394
  • 61,560

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John I. Saeed is Professor of Linguistics and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College, University of Dublin. He is the author of several books, including Somali Reference Grammar (second edition, 1993) and Somali (1999).

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"This book is an invaluable resource for students and instructors. It offers impressively broad coverage of semantic theory, and it strikes an ideal balance between theoretical developments and empirical investigation." Christopher Potts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "This lively and engaging book provides an excellent introduction to current linguistic semantics. Its coverage is comprehensive, taking readers from foundational concepts, through descriptive techniques, to theoretical approaches to the subject. The use of languages other than English to exemplify the discussion is particularly refreshing, and this revised edition will continue to provide teachers with a clear and easy to use textbook, and students with a solid foundation in semantics." Ronnie Cann, Edinburgh University

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This book provides an engaging and accessible introduction to semantics for students new to the field. It covers basic concepts and methods and discusses some of the most important contemporary lines of research. The third edition has been completely revised and updated, and now includes: New sections on classifiers and noun classes, as well as conceptual integration An extended discussion of theory Additional examples throughout in order to familiarize the student with the practice of semantic description Increased numbers of chapter exercises, now with solutions to selected exercises

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