The third edition of this popular textbook provides an engaging and accessible introduction to semantics for students new to the field.
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agent allow anaphora approach argument aspect basic Brian Epstein called characterize classes clause cognitive linguistics cognitive semantics colour concepts conceptual structure context count nouns definition deixis denotational describe discourse distinction earlier elements English entailment entity event example expressions false Figure formal function grammatical hearer hyponymy identify image schemas implicature indirect individual inference interpretation Jackendoff Joan John knowledge Lakoff language lexemes lexical relations linguistic look mass nouns mental spaces metalanguage metaphor metonymy modality nominal notion noun class noun phrase object passive polysemy predicate logic presupposition problem processes pronouns proposed proposition qualia quantifiers reference referential relationship representation rules schema seems semantic components semanticists sense sentence type simple situation type speaker speech acts stative student syntactic tense thematic roles theory theta-roles tion true truth table typical utterance verbs word meaning