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eBook Natural Language Semantics epub

by Keith Allan

eBook Natural Language Semantics epub
  • ISBN: 0631192964
  • Author: Keith Allan
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 8, 2001)
  • Pages: 552 pages
  • ePUB size: 1753 kb
  • FB2 size 1596 kb
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Keith Allan is Reader in Linguistics at Monash University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Keith Allan is Reader in Linguistics at Monash University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. He has taught in Britain, Kenya, Nigeria, and the United States.

Keith Allan, FAHA (born 27 March 1943) is an Australian linguist and Emeritus Professor at Monash University

Keith Allan, FAHA (born 27 March 1943) is an Australian linguist and Emeritus Professor at Monash University.

Natural Language Semantics discusses fundamental concepts for linguistic semantics. This book combines theoretical explanations of several methods of inquiry with detailed semantic analysis and emphasises the philosophy that semantics is about meaning in human languages and that linguistic meaning is cognitively and functionally motivated.
Comments: (2)
Zargelynd
Very impressed with the writing. This covers so much more than simple semantics. I highly recommend it!
Goltigor
Allan reviews some of the basic concepts of semantics, ranging from the hazy line between pragmatics and semantics to cognitive semantics. Through out this book, he offers sample problems and questions that further understanding of sometimes difficult subject matter. While not dwelling too long on particular operators, such as the lambda operator, Allan gives thorough and helpful definitions of logical forms and their use in semantics. Most interesting to students or linguistic hobbyists are his explanations of cognitive semantics (e.g., his discussion of Whorf's theories and basic color terms) and connotation versus denotation. Near the end of the book, the material is markedly more difficult and abstract, but overall it is an approachable and useful text. Anyone looking for a good introduction to semantics that doesn't talk down to nor lose its readers would be greatly rewarded by owning a copy of this book.
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