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Semantics

A Coursebook

Authors

James R. Hurford, University of Edinburgh, Brendan Heasley, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Michael B. Smith, Oakland University, Michigan

Description

This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step-by-step fashion. Each unit includes short sections of explanation with examples, followed by stimulating practice exercises to complete in the book. Feedback and comment sections follow each exercise to enable students to monitor their progress. No previous background in semantics is assumed, as students begin by discovering the value and fascination of the subject and then move through all key topics in the field, including sense and reference,…

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Key features

  • A unique approach to introducing the topic with short explanatory sections followed by stimulating practice exercises to be completed on the page
  • Feedback and comment sections in the text allow students to monitor understanding of material whilst new end-of-unit exercises allow instructors to test and reinforce learning
  • Thoroughly revised, expanded and updated to fit with modern teaching of the subject

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