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'Understanding Semanticsis an original and innovative resource for introductory courses on linguistic semantics, excelling in particular in consciousness and accessibility of presentation.' Linguistics Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, guides undergraduate linguistics students step-by-step through the three main traditions of semantics: structuralism and decomposition, cognitive semantics and formal semantics. By covering both basic concepts and recent developments in the field, it will help you to examine the methods, results and limitations of the science of linguistic meaning. Key features: New chapters on meaning and context, verbs and frame semantics Analysis and exploration of neurolinguistics Data-driven, practical exercises with answers Online resources including figures from the book, an online glossary and links to further reading available at hodderplus.com/linguistics Understanding Semanticsanalyses the relevant theories so you can develop your understanding and your own line of thinking about the field. Sebastian Löbner is a Professor of Linguistics at the Institute for Language and Information at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany