On the Semantics of Syntax : Mood and Condition in English Hardback
First published in 1979, this book develops a grammatically orientated semantics (as opposed to a semantically orientated grammar) of mood and condition in English.
It seeks to establish correspondences between areas of semantic organisation (`planes') and surface grammar, without reverting to an intermediate notion of deep grammar.
The chapters explore topics including the differences between `literal meaning' and `significance', speech roles, and constructions of condition and reason in terms of the four panes discussed earlier in the volume.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 204 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/06/2015
- Category: Semantics
- ISBN: 9781138919426
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