A Glossary of Semantics and Pragmatics

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Edinburgh University Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
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This alphabetic guide introduces terms referring to key concepts in semantics and pragmatics. The study of meaning as it is conveyed through language - the domain of semantics and pragmatics - is one of the central concerns of linguistics, and its importance cannot be exaggerated. Written by an author well-known in the field of semantics, the glossary provides clear and accessible explanations of terms drawn from a wide range of theoretical approaches. Key features* A handy and easily understandable reference book for students beginning the study of semantics or pragmatics* Supplies numerous cross-references to related terms* Contains an introduction which provides an overview of the field* Covers traditional terminology as well as terms relating to more recent approaches, such as Cognitive Semantics* Includes an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading.

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Alan Cruse is Former Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Manchester

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