The Routledge Handbook Of Semantics by Nick RiemerThe Routledge Handbook Of Semantics by Nick Riemer

The Routledge Handbook Of Semantics

EditorNick Riemer

Hardcover | August 20, 2015

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

Nick Riemeris a senior lecturer in the English and Linguistics Departments at the University of Sydney, and a member of the Laboratoire d'histoire des th'ies linguistiques, Universit'aris-Diderot. He specializes in semantics and in the history and philosophy of linguistics.
Title:The Routledge Handbook Of SemanticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 9.6 × 7.1 × 1.5 inPublished:August 20, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415661730

ISBN - 13:9780415661737

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Semantics ' A Theory in Search of an ObjectNick RiemerPart 1. Foundational issues1.(Descriptive) Externalism in SemanticsSteven Gross2.Internalist Semantics: Meaning, Conceptualization and ExpressionNick Riemer3. History of SemanticsKeith AllanPart 2. Approaches4. Foundations of Formal SemanticsJon Gajewski5. Cognitive SemanticsMaarten Lemmens6. Corpus SemanticsMichael StubbsPart 3. Meaning and Conceptualization7. Categories, Prototypes and ExemplarsJames A. Hampton8. Embodiment, Simulation and MeaningBenjamin Bergen9. Language and ThoughtDaniel CasasantoPart 4. Meaning and Context10. Semantics and PragmaticsJohn Saeed11. Contextual Adjustment of MeaningRobyn CarstonPart 5. Lexical Semantics12. Lexical DecompositionNick Riemer13. Sense IndividuationDirk Geeraerts14. Sense RelationsPetra Storjohann15. Semantic ExtensionJohn NewmanPart 6. Semantics of Specific Phenomena16. Semantics of NominalsSebastian L'bner17. Negation and PolarityDoris Penka18. QuantificationAnna Szabolcsi 19. Lexical and Grammatical AspectStephen Dickey20. TenseIlse Depraetere and Raphael Salkie21. ModalityIlse Depraetere22. Event SemanticsJean-Pierre Koenig23. Participant RolesBeatrice Primus24. CompositionalityAdele E. Goldberg25. The Semantics of Lexical TypologyMaria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Martine VanhovePart 7. Extensions26. Acquisition of MeaningSoonja Choi27. ExpressivesAd Foolen28. Interpretative SemanticsFran's Rastier29. Semantic ProcessingMartin J. Pickering and Steven FrissonIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This wide-ranging handbook is sure to provide a valuable resource for specialists and non-specialists alike. It provides¿authoritative and accessible overviews of key areas of the field, offering a reliable survey of current issues, insights and approaches to these areas. The scope of the handbook in accommodating a multiplicity of models and perspectives is truly impressive." Louisa Sadler , University of Essex, UK "Essential reading for all scholars of meaning, this handbook offers readable surveys of the state of the art alongside chapters that will challenge and extend. Embracing the plurality of theoretical approaches to meaning, and¿indeed¿of meaning itself, this work is a paragon of the field¿s rich variety." Alice Gaby, Monash University, Australia "An intelligently organised and comprehensive in-depth survey of current issues in semantic theory, with an international line-up of contributors." Noel Burton-Roberts , Newcastle University, UK "This volume contains a broader coverage of the field than is normal for a handbook and many essays take an interestingly critical stance on current orthodoxies. As such, this book will provide researchers of all levels with a very valuable resource that gives an excellent snapshot of the current state of the subject." Ronnie Cann, University of Edinburgh, UK