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The Routledge Handbook of Semantics

Edited by: Nick Riemer

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415661737
eBook ISBN: 9781315685533
Adobe ISBN: 9781317412458

10.4324/9781315685533
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The Routledge Handbook of Semantics provides a broad and state-of-the-art survey of this field, covering semantic research at both word and sentence level. It presents a synoptic view of the most important areas of semantic investigation, including contemporary methodologies and debates, and indicating possible future directions in the field.

Written by experts from around the world, the 29 chapters cover key issues and approaches within the following areas:

  • meaning and conceptualisation;
  • meaning and context;
  • lexical semantics;
  • semantics of specific phenomena;
  • development, change and variation.

The Routledge Handbook of Semantics is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  (Descriptive) Externalism in semantics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Internalist semantics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A history of semantics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Foundations of formal semantics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cognitive semantics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Corpus semantics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Categories, prototypes and exemplars Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Embodiment, simulation and meaning Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Linguistic relativity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Semantics and pragmatics Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Contextual adjustment of meaning Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Lexical decomposition Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sense individuation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sense relations Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Semantic shift Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The semantics of nominals Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Negation and polarity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Varieties of quantification Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Lexical and grammatical aspect Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Tense Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Modality Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Event semantics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Participant roles Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Compositionality Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The semantics of lexical typology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Acquisition of meaning Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Expressives Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Interpretative semantics Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Semantic processing Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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