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An introduction to English semantics and pragmatics, Patrick Griffiths

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An introduction to English semantics and pragmatics
Title
An introduction to English semantics and pragmatics
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Patrick Griffiths
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eng
Summary
An introduction to the linguistic study of meaning, this book outlines the meaning potential (semantics) of English and how language knowledge is put to use (pragmatics). As well as gaining a systematic overview of meaning in English, readers can learn how to argue for analyses. Among the significant concepts introduced are denotation, sense relations, event types, explicature, implicature, presupposition, metaphor, reference, speech acts and (at an elementary level) Generalised Quantifier Theory. Sense relations - such as antonymy and hyponymy - are presented as summarising patterns of entailment. The sense of a word is seen as the contributions it makes to the entailments carried by sentences. This textbook is compact and self-contained, offering: Discussion of many examples A theoretically informed approach Accessible organisation and style Detailed treatment of selected areas of English Consolidation and extension through exercises The chapters cover adjective, noun and verb meanings, situation types, figurative language, tense, aspect, modality, quantification, topic and focus. Explanations of entailment, compositionality and scope provide a foundation for subsequent study of formal semantics
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digitized
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1942-2012
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Griffiths, Patrick
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh textbooks on the English Language
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  • English language
  • Pragmatics
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • English language
  • Pragmatics
  • Englisch
  • Semantik
  • Pragmatik
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An introduction to English semantics and pragmatics, Patrick Griffiths
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-188) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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Contents
List of figures and tables; Preface; 1 Studying meaning; 2 Adjective meanings; 3 Noun vocabulary; 4 Verbs and situations; 5 Figurative language; 6 Tense and aspect; 7 Modality, scope and quantification; 8 Pragmatics; 9 Connecting utterances to the background; Suggested answers to the exercises; Bibliography; Index
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ocm72438751
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1 online resource (xii, 193 pages)
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online
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9780748616329
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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9780748616329
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22573/ctt1g00pjh
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not applicable
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)72438751
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
An introduction to English semantics and pragmatics, Patrick Griffiths
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures and tables; Preface; 1 Studying meaning; 2 Adjective meanings; 3 Noun vocabulary; 4 Verbs and situations; 5 Figurative language; 6 Tense and aspect; 7 Modality, scope and quantification; 8 Pragmatics; 9 Connecting utterances to the background; Suggested answers to the exercises; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocm72438751
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748616329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780748616329
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g00pjh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72438751
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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