Cambridge Introductions to the English Language : Meaning in English  : An Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

Cambridge Introductions to the English Language : Meaning in English : An Introduction Paperback / softback


This lively, compact textbook introduces readers to semantics - the study of how we construct meaning in communication.

Easy to follow, and with a clear structure, it explains formal terminology in a simple and understandable way, without using formal notation or logic, and draws on dozens of examples from up-to-date empirical research findings.

Offering a tight integration of classic semantic issues with cognitive science, Javier Valenzuela provides a complete and coherent overview of the main topics in this area, including a review of the empirical methods used in semantic theorizing, and discussions of both non-traditional and new topics, such as how meaning is acquired by children and how meaning is constructed cross-linguistically.

Featuring illustrations, exercises, activities, suggestions for further reading, highlighted key terms, and a comprehensive glossary, this book is accessible to beginners and undergraduates, including those from non-linguistic backgrounds with no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis.

It will be an essential resource for courses in English language, English studies, linguistics and the cognitive sciences.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Semantics
  • ISBN: 9781107480162



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