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9780521078221

Semantics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521078221

  • ISBN10:

    0521078229

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1971-10-31
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Summary

This 1978 book is a collaborative volume bringing together work in semantics from various disciplines, so that each may inform the other.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements and references to reprinted articles
Philosophy: Overview
Meaning
On sentence-sense, word-sense and difference of word sense. Towards a philosophical theory of dictionaries
How does one tell whether a word has one, several or many senses?
A reply to Mr Alson
Meaning
Three levels of meaning
Reference
Reference and referents
Identifying reference and truth-values
Reference and definite descriptions
Singular terms
The problem of proper names
The inscrutability of reference
Linguistics: Overview
The Role of Semantics in a Grammar
Deep structure, surface structure, and semantic interpretations
Where do noun phrases come from?
On generative semantics
Meaning, Presupposition and Reference
Semantic theory
Explorations in semantic theory
Presupposition and relative well-formedness
Presupposition and assertion in the semantic analysis of nouns and verbs in English
Fact
The Lexicon
Types of lexical information
The data of semantic description
On classifying semantic features
A method of semantic description
A note on a Walbiri tradition of antonymy
Psychology: Overview
Theoretical Issues
Where do sentences come from?
Are there specifically linguistic universals?
Language and cognition
Could meaning be an rm?
Empirical Studies
Empirical methods in the study of semantics
Some lexical structures and their empirical validity
Index
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