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semantics coursebook

semantics coursebook

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handbook of semantics
handbook of semantics

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Published by: Lia Herlina on Dec 30, 2012
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Thispracticalcoursebookintroducesallthebasicsofsemanticsinasimple,step-by-stepfashion.Eachunitincludesshortsectionsofexplanationwithexamples,followedbystimulatingpracticeexercisestocompletethebook.Feedbackandcommentsectionsfolloweachexercisetoenablestudentstomonitortheirprogress.Nopreviousbackgroundinsemanticsisassumed,asstudentsbeginbydiscoveringthevalueandfascinationofthesubjectandthenmovethroughallkeytopicsinthefield,includingsenseandreference,simplelogic,wordmeaning,andinterpersonalmeaning.New studyguidesandexerciseshavebeenaddedtotheendofeachunit(withonlineanswerkey)tohelpreinforceandtestlearning.Acompletelynewunitonnon-literallanguageandmetaphor,plusupdatesthroughoutthetext,significantlyexpandthescopeoftheoriginaleditiontobringitup-to-datewiththemodernteachingof semanticsforintroductorycoursesinlinguisticsaswellasintermediatestudents.
JAMES R.HURFORD
is Professor ofGeneral Linguistics,University ofEdinburgh.
BRENDAN HEASLEY
is Consultant (Postgraduate Training),Sharjah Women’sCollege,United Arab Emirates.
MICHAEL B.SMITH
is Associate Professor ofLinguistics,Oakland University.

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