Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics is a accomplished new reference paintings aiming to systematically describe all elements of the examine of that means in language. It synthesizes in a single quantity the most recent scholarly positions at the building, interpretation, rationalization, obscurity, representation, amplification, simplification, negotiation, contradiction, contraction and paraphrasing of that means, and many of the techniques, analyses, methodologies and applied sciences that underpin their examine. It examines not just semantics however the impression of semantic learn on comparable fields corresponding to morphology, syntax, and typologically orientated reports reminiscent of ‘grammatical semantics’, the place semantics has made a substantial contribution to our knowing of verbal different types like demanding or point, nominal different types like case or ownership, clausal different types like causatives, comparatives, or conditionals, and discourse phenomena like reference and anaphora. COSE additionally examines lexical semantics and its relation to syntax, pragmatics, and cognitive linguistics; and the learn of the way ‘logical semantics’ develops and prospers, usually in interplay with computational linguistics.
As a spinoff quantity from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, moment Edition, it contains contributions from one hundred fifty of the major students of semantics of their quite a few specializations and attracts on 20+ years of improvement within the mum or dad paintings in a compact and cheap layout. mostly meant for tertiary point inquiry and examine, this can be important as a reference paintings for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in addition to lecturers inquiring into the learn of which means and that means kin inside of languages. As semantics is a centrally very important and inherently cross-cutting sector inside linguistics it is going to for this reason be appropriate not only for semantics experts, yet for many linguistic audiences.
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