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Meaning in English

An Introduction

Javier Valenzuela, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

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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…

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  • Provides a complete and coherent overview of the main topics in semantics
  • Offers an integration of classic semantic issues with cognitive science, addressing how cognition works through numerous examples of up-to-date empirical research findings
  • Features key terms and a glossary, along with illustrations, examples, exercises, chapter summaries and further reading suggestions, enabling students to connect theory with practise

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