Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

Introducing Semantics

$49.99

textbook

Part of Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521617413

$49.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Request examination copy

Instructors may request a copy of this title for examination

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Semantics is the study of meaning in language. This clear and comprehensive textbook is the most up-to-date introduction to the subject available for undergraduate students. It not only equips students with the concepts they need in order to understand the main aspects of semantics, it also introduces the styles of reasoning and argument which characterise the field. It contains more than 200 exercises and discussion questions designed to test and deepen readers' understanding. More inclusive than other textbooks, it clearly explains and contrasts different theoretical approaches, summarises current debates, and provides helpful suggestions for further reading. Examples are drawn both from major world languages, such as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish and English, and from minority ones. The book also highlights the connections between semantics and the wider study of human language in psychology, anthropology, and linguistics itself.

    • Includes more than 200 exercises and discussion questions to test and deepen understanding
    • 'Inline' questions, interspersed throughout the text, encourage active participation in the development of key concepts
    • Detailed chapter introductions and summaries make it easy for students to work through the text
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521617413
    • length: 473 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Meaning in the empirical study of language
    2. Meaning and definition
    3. The scope of meaning I: external context
    4. The scope of meaning II: interpersonal context
    5. Analysing and distinguishing meanings
    6. Logic as a representation of meaning
    7. Meaning and cognition I: categorisation and cognitive semantics
    8. Meaning and cognition II: formalising and simulating conceptual representations
    9. Meaning and morphosyntax I: the semantics of grammatical categories
    10. Meaning and morphosyntax II: verb meaning and argument structure
    11. Semantic variation and change.

  • Resources for

    Introducing Semantics

    Nick Riemer

    General Resources

    Welcome to the resources site

    Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Grammar and Meaning
    • Intro to Lexical Semantics
    • Introduction to Linguistics (graduate seminer)
    • Introduction to Semantics|
    • Issues in Mind and Language: Lexical Semantics
    • Language, Mind, and Reality
    • Semantics
    • Semantics - The Study of Meaning
    • Semantics and pragmatics
    • Semantics seminar
    • Semantics-Pragmatics
    • Spanish Syntax/Semantics/Pragmatics
  • Author

    Nick Riemer, University of Sydney
    Nick Riemer is a Lecturer in the English and Linguistics departments at the University of Sydney. His recent publications include The Semantics of Polysemy: Reading Meaning in English and Warlpiri (2005).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that an additional password is required to open the solutions file once you have downloaded it. Contact collegesales@cambridge.org for this password.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×