Meaning in English : An Introduction Paperback
Part of the Cambridge Introductions to the English Language series
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
- Pages: 302 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 19/04/2017
- Category: Semantics
- ISBN: 9781107480162