Category: Semantics

Download E-books The Semantics of Relationships: An Interdisciplinary Perspective PDF

By D. Alan Cruse (auth.), Rebecca Green, Carol A. Bean, Sung Hyon Myaeng (eds.)

The genesis of this quantity used to be the participation of the editors in an ACMlSIGIR (Association for Computing Machinery/Special curiosity team on details Retrieval) workshop entitled "Beyond be aware family" (Hetzler, 1997). This workshop tested a few dating kinds with value for info retrieval past the normal topic-matching courting. From this shared participation got here the belief for an edited quantity on relationships, with chapters to be solicited from researchers and practitioners during the global. eventually, one quantity turned volumes. the 1st quantity, Relationships within the association of data (Bean & eco-friendly, two hundred I), examines the position of relationships in wisdom association thought and perform, with emphasis given to thesaural relationships and integration throughout structures, languages, cultures, and disciplines. This moment quantity examines relationships in a broader array of contexts. the 2 volumes can be obvious as partners, every one informing the opposite. As with the better half quantity, we're particularly thankful to the authors who willingly accredited demanding situations of house and time to provide chapters that summarize huge our bodies of analysis. the worth of the amount essentially is living within the caliber of the person chapters. In naming this quantity The Semantics of Relationships: An Interdisciplinary standpoint, we would have liked to focus on the truth that relationships are usually not simply empty connectives. Relationships represent vital conceptual devices and make major contributions to meaning.

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Download E-books Event Structure and the Left Periphery: Studies on Hungarian (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory) PDF

Katalin Kiss, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, has introduced jointly during this quantity tremendous new ends up in a unique box of research.

The textual content analyzes the syntactic and semantic results of occasion constitution. The stories contained during this quantity attempt the speculation that occasion constitution correlates with a couple of issues, together with be aware order, the presence or absence of the verbal particle, and the [+/- particular] characteristic of the inner argument.

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Download E-books The Hikayat Muhammad Hanafiyyah: A Medieval Muslim-Malay Romance PDF

'If now not now, when?' Hillel, Pirke Avot, I 14. The textual content version which I hereby undergo the reader has been my consistent spouse for a lot of the final 9 atypical years. however the relative balance of my major preoccupation contrasted sharply with my wanderings in this related span of time. in reality, for many of it i used to be kind of regularly at the circulate, hiking from the NetherĀ­ lands to Australia and again back, then to the USA, with 3 excursioru; to Indonesia. On a lot of these journeys I carried my notes and stored engaged on this undertaking, the realization of which endured to elude me. Even this day i will hardly ever think it's allover - and in reality it's not, as this quantity will quickly be through a significant other containing a shortened English translation and working in a lot larger aspect with the connection among the Malay Hikayat Muhammad Hanafiyyah, its Persian resource and Muslim literature ordinarily. I in actual fact remorse that technical and fiscal concerns have mixed to make inclusion of the equipment criticus during this version very unlikely. A constrained variety of copies of this equipment are availĀ­ capable on own program both direct from the writer (C/o the Indonesian division, Monash collage, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia), or from the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Stationsplein 10, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Download E-books Disinventing and Reconstituting Languages (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism) PDF

This publication questions assumptions in regards to the nature of language and the way language is conceptualized. taking a look at various contexts from signal languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in Brazil, from hip-hop within the US to schooling in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this booklet forcefully argues critique of universal linguistic and metalinguistic suppositions is not just a conceptual but additionally a sociopolitical necessity. simply as many notions of language are hugely suspect, so too are many comparable techniques premised on a idea of discrete languages, akin to language rights, mom tongues, multilingualism, or code-switching. Definitions of language in language guidelines, schooling and overview have fabric and infrequently damaging results for individuals. except we actively have interaction with the heritage of invention of languages with a purpose to transform and reconstitute the ways that languages are taught and conceptualized, language reports will be unable to enhance the social welfare of language users.

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Download E-books A Systemic Functional Grammar of French: From Grammar to Discourse PDF

By Alice Caffarel

'[The] constant interaction among theoretical and utilized targets has constantly been a defining function of systemic practical theory... this type of mutual enrichment is obviously established in Alice Caffarel's paintings. the result's an outline which penetrates to the center of the language, revealing it at one and an analogous time as a specimen of the human semiotic and a special source for the continual construction of meaning.'

Professor M A okay Halliday, from the Preface.

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Download E-books Lexical Plurals: A Morphosemantic Approach (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics) PDF

By Paolo Acquaviva

This ebook explores the wide range of circumstances during which the plural of nouns is lexical. while a plural is lexicalized it turns into a part of what it really is to understand a definite notice: pence, for instance, is lexical since it capacity a plurality of a definite style - a a number of price, no longer a collection of actual items like pennies - and understanding this interpreting is understanding the notice. Languages convey numerous examples of comparable word-dependent irregularities within the shape and that means of plural, yet those have by no means been analyzed extensive from a unified point of view. Dr. Acquaviva goals to do exactly that, utilizing analytic instruments from formal semantics and theoretical morphology to make clear the relation among grammar and the lexicon. After an advent commencing his method he divides the e-book into elements. the 1st provides a based description of the methods plurality will be lexicalized with an emphasis on description and categorization. the second one analyzes extensive types of lexical plurals in Italian, Irish, Arabic and Breton. a last bankruptcy spells out the theoretical effects for the research of the lexicon. The e-book is rare in combining a large typological class with a unified morphological and semantic research in line with a proper framework.

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Download E-books Political Discourse Analysis PDF

This booklet makes a speciality of the research of language (possibly at the side of different semiotic structures) in process our lives as voters of tested polities of assorted scopes. It comprises social or human sciences (including political technology, psychology, sociology, discourse research, linguistics, literary and cultural reports, schooling, etc.) insofar as they care for discourse as politic behaviour.

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Download E-books Discourse Structure and Anaphora: Written and Conversational English (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) PDF

By Barbara A. Fox

This considerate examine, featuring a unique analytical framework, examines using anaphora in either written and conversational discourse. particularly, it examines the distribution of pronouns and whole noun words in 3 assorted genres of English, and demonstrates the relationships among the hierarchical constitution of discourses and using anaphoric words inside of these discourses.

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Download E-books Metaphor and Iconicity: A Cognitive Approach to Analyzing Texts PDF

Metaphor and Iconicity makes an attempt to explain the interaction of metaphor and iconicity within the construction and interpretation of spoken and written texts from a cognitive viewpoint. there are numerous levels during which metaphor and iconicity happen themselves, starting from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to be aware order, inflectional varieties, and different grammatical buildings in usual discourse. The e-book makes special contributions to the examine of the connection of shape and that means.

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Download E-books Multidimensional Semantics of Evaluative Adverbs (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface) PDF

By Mingya Liu

'Multidimensional Semantics of Evaluative Adverbs' presents a multidimensional research for the lexical semantics of evaluative adverbs: nonfactive evaluative adverbs set off a standard implicature, while, factive evaluative adverbs not just set off a standard implicature but in addition a standard presupposition. This research proves to be more suitable than latest research by way of empirical assurance and explanatory strength. With the case of evaluative adverbs, the e-book demonstrates how secondary meanings (e.g. traditional presuppositions, traditional implicatures) engage with basic meanings (i.e. major statement, or at-issue content). For the 1st time, a third-dimensional formal language of traditional implicatures and traditional presuppositions is applied and utilized to derive the perfect fact stipulations of sentences with evaluative adverbs and expect their projection behaviors. With a cross-linguistic viewpoint (focusing on German, English and Mandarin chinese language) and utilizing corpus- and psycholinguistic equipment, the booklet additionally bargains new views at the syntax/semantics/pragmatics of adverbials. The remedy of the confident polarity of evaluative adverbs as a projection challenge is extra believable than earlier analyses. The formal therapy in their semantic vagueness (e.g. measure semantics and decide dependency) will make clear the nonetheless ongoing dialogue of the semantics-pragmatics interface, or perhaps the syntax-pragmatics interface. As projective meanings and semantic underspecification remain within the heart degree of study on semantics and pragamtics, and adverbial syntax/semantics has been a major box of inquiry in generative linguistics, this e-book will surely be of significant pursuits to linguists from fields together with syntax, semantics, pragmatics, comparative linguistics, and probably, additionally philosophers of language.

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