Conditionals and Prediction: Time, Knowledge and Causation by Barbara Dancygier

By Barbara Dancygier

This booklet deals a brand new and in-depth research of English conditional sentences. Dancygier classifies conditional structures in accordance with time-reference and modality. She exhibits how the elemental that means parameters of conditionality correlate to formal parameters of the linguistic structures which are used to precise them. fascinated with English, the learn additionally offers a framework that may be prolonged to a extensive variety of grammatical phenomena in lots of different languages.

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A Critical Hypertext Analysis of Social Media: The True by Volker Eisenlauer

By Volker Eisenlauer

Fb, in precisely many years, has turn into one of many crucial instruments humans use to speak with one another in way of life. even if, the perceived freedom of motion at the website and the particular strategies which are accredited in Facebook's manage do not consistently fit up: during this e-book this hole is examined.

This e-book identifies the interrelations among person textual content activities and the software program surroundings framing them. It takes a serious point of view on fb and develops a version that supplies methodological entry to complicated interlaced practices incorporating media, textual content and literacies.

It indicates fb clients utilizing idiosyncratic and Facebook-specific literacy practices, and offers weight to the bigger speculation of the software program carrier as an ideological atmosphere designed to calculate and standardize human behaviour. particularly, the ebook examines textual content motion and automation inside of fb to figure out how the software program carrier intervenes within the communicative movement between/among profile proprietors and profile recipients. this is often leading edge paintings and of massive value to trendy fields of discourse research and computer-mediated conversation.

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Lexical Semantics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by D. A. Cruse

By D. A. Cruse

Lexical Semantics is set the which means of phrases. even supposing evidently a valuable difficulty of linguistics, the semantic behaviour of phrases has been unduly ignored within the present literature, which has tended to stress sentential semantics and its relation to formal platforms of good judgment. during this textbook D. A. Cruse establishes in a principled and disciplined manner the descriptive and generalizable proof approximately lexical kin that any formal conception of semantics should surround. one of the themes lined intensive are idiomaticity, lexical ambiguity, synonymy, hierarchical relatives equivalent to hyponymy and meronymy, and diverse different types of oppositeness. Syntagmatic family also are handled in a few aspect. The discussions are richly illustrated by way of examples drawn virtually fullyyt from English. even supposing a familiarity with conventional grammar is believed, readers with out technical linguistic history will locate the exposition continually obtainable. All readers with an curiosity in semantics will locate during this unique textual content not just crucial history yet a stimulating new standpoint at the box.

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Case, Semantic Roles, and Grammatical Relations: A by Petra Campe

By Petra Campe

This is often the 1st of a sequence of six books facing case phenomena in numerous languages, either Indo- and non-Indo-European. The This bibliography provides the various dimensions focused on reserch into case and case-related phenomena. This contains morphological case markers and cross-constituent (semantic and grammatical) kinfolk expressed via morphological case or via its quite a few conterparts; morpho-syntactic techniques reminiscent of transitivity and passivization; and pragmatic and textual concerns. moreover, it displays the consequences of case learn for different disciplines, corresponding to overseas language educating and synthetic intelligence. greater than 6000 courses are indexed. an intensive topic index presents quick access to all of the subject matters and significant techniques lined. A language index and a consultant to languages/language households finish the booklet.

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Pragmatics (Language Workbooks) by Jean Stilwell Peccei

By Jean Stilwell Peccei

In Pragmatics, the examine of which means derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei deals a realistic advent to this center zone of linguistics. Pragmatics: encourages the reader to examine diverse degrees of that means inside sentences offers a easy realizing of key pragmatic ideas introduces hugely influential ways to pragmatics: the Co-Operative precept and Speech Act conception encourages the reader to use uncomplicated analytical instruments to genuine info, eg. advertisements language and kid's conversations offers more than a few actions, dialogue questions, a solution key and extra studying.

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Semantics by Kate Kearns

By Kate Kearns

Semantics is the research of the literal which means of phrases and the which means of ways phrases are mixed. This enticing advent to formal semantics assumes no past wisdom, delivering a superb realizing of a variety of semantic phenomena. really wide-ranging in insurance, no different introductory textbook discusses a related variety of issues. parts lined include:

• a beginner's advent to sort concept and the lambda calculus
• generalized quantifier theory
• referential opacity
• thematic roles and lexical conceptual structure
• aktionsarten
• annoying and element, together with Discourse illustration Theory
• occasion semantics

Illustrated all through with quite a few sensible examples, each one bankruptcy additionally comprises workouts, graded to 3 assorted degrees of hassle, in addition to feedback for additional interpreting.

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Second Language Writers' Text: Linguistic and Rhetorical by Eli Hinkel

By Eli Hinkel

This complete and exact research of moment language writers' textual content identifies explicitly and quantifiably the place their textual content differs from that of local audio system of English. The e-book relies at the result of a large-scale research of university-level native-speaker and non-native-speaker essays written in keeping with six activates. in particular, the examine investigates the frequencies of makes use of of sixty eight linguistic (syntactic and lexical) and rhetorical beneficial properties in essays written through complex non-native audio system in comparison with these within the essays of local audio system enrolled in first-year composition classes. the choice of good points for inclusion during this research is predicated on their textual services and meanings, as pointed out in previous examine on English language grammar and lexis. Such research is effective since it can tell the instructing of grammar and lexis, in addition to discourse, and function a foundation for moment language curriculum and path layout; and supply priceless perception for moment language pedagogical functions of the study's findings.

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Using Russian Synonyms by Terence Wade, Nijole White

By Terence Wade, Nijole White

Designed for college kids who've already constructed a easy competence in Russian, this ebook expands and improves their vocabulary. it truly is priceless as a consultant to discovering the perfect note for the context since it presents distinctive details on teams of Russian phrases with similar meanings, together with examples of utilization and English glosses. indexes permit clients to quick find phrases in Russian or English. The ebook is a necessary reference for college kids in addition to lecturers of Russian and different expert linguists.

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Modality, Semantics and Interpretations: The Second Asian by Shier Ju, Hu Liu, Hiroakira Ono

By Shier Ju, Hu Liu, Hiroakira Ono

This contributed quantity comprises either theoretical learn on philosophical common sense and its purposes in synthetic intelligence, commonly using the innovations and methods of modal common sense. It collects chosen papers awarded on the moment Asia Workshop on Philosophical good judgment, held in Guangzhou, China in 2014, in addition to a few invited papers by way of experts in similar fields. The contributions symbolize pioneering philosophical good judgment learn in Asia.

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Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and by Herman Cappelen

By Herman Cappelen

Insensitive Semantics is an outline of and contribution to the debates approximately easy methods to accommodate context sensitivity inside a conception of human communique, investigating the consequences of context on communicative interplay and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it truly is to be in a single.

  • Provides specific and wide-ranging overviews of the principal positions and arguments surrounding contextualism

  • Addresses vast and sundry features of the excellence among the semantic and non-semantic content material of language

  • Defends a particular and explanatorily robust mixture of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism

  • Confronts middle difficulties which not just run to the center of philosophy of language and linguistics, yet which come up in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethical philosophy as well

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