Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics (Concise Encyclopedias of by Keith Allan

By Keith Allan

Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics is a complete new reference paintings aiming to systematically describe all facets of the research of that means in language. It synthesizes in a single quantity the most recent scholarly positions at the building, interpretation, explanation, obscurity, representation, amplification, simplification, negotiation, contradiction, contraction and paraphrasing of which means, and many of the techniques, analyses, methodologies and applied sciences that underpin their research. It examines not just semantics however the influence of semantic research on comparable fields reminiscent of morphology, syntax, and typologically orientated stories equivalent to ‘grammatical semantics’, the place semantics has made a substantial contribution to our realizing of verbal different types like annoying or point, nominal different types like case or ownership, clausal different types like causatives, comparatives, or conditionals, and discourse phenomena like reference and anaphora. COSE additionally examines lexical semantics and its relation to syntax, pragmatics, and cognitive linguistics; and the research of ways ‘logical semantics’ develops and flourishes, frequently in interplay with computational linguistics.

As a spinoff quantity from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, moment Edition, it includes contributions from a hundred and fifty of the main students of semantics of their a variety of specializations and attracts on 20+ years of improvement within the mum or dad paintings in a compact and cheap layout. largely meant for tertiary point inquiry and study, it will be worthy as a reference paintings for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in addition to teachers inquiring into the learn of which means and that means family inside languages. As semantics is a centrally vital and inherently cross-cutting region inside linguistics it is going to accordingly be proper not only for semantics experts, yet for many linguistic audiences.

  • The first encyclopedia ever released during this interesting and various field
  • Combines the skills of the world’s major semantics specialists
  • The most recent traits within the box authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of comparable disciplines
  • Drawn from the richest, so much authoritative, complete and across the world acclaimed reference source within the linguistics area
  • Compact and cheap unmarried quantity reference format

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