Language : English
Published : 2015-09-28
Pages : 496
Semantics (Introducing Linguistics) 4th Edition
Revised and updated to reflect recent theoretical developments in the field, Semantics , 4th Edition, presents an engaging and accessible introduction to the study of meaning in language for students new to the field of semantics. * Covers all of the basic concepts and methods of the field of semantics, as well as some of the most important contemporary lines of research * Features a series of new exercises, along with their solutions, that are arranged by level of difficulty * Addresses componential theory, formal semantics, and cognitive semantics, the three main current theoretical approaches to semantics * Includes revisions and updates that reflect the most recent theoretical developments
About the Author
John I. Saeed is a Fellow of Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, where he is a professor of linguistics. He is the author of several books, including Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach (with Lorraine Leeson, 2012), and Somali (1999).
A unique, senior years national resource for Japanese language in the form of a ‘look it up’ reference manual, with sections on major language points: grammar / language functions, verbs, adjectives and kanji. Shirabeyo – Japanese Look-it-up includes a guide to main structure building, pronunciation, and usage across any topic and theme, presented in table forms. It covers all mandatory aspects of Japanese language as prescribed or recommended by the various syllabus documents for senior years, unrelated to any textbook and topic-based chapter/unit. It is the check-list of what teachers and students need to know for course completion in any Australian state or territory. It can also be used by background language learners and by university students for the entire duration of their courses. The book showcases main language and grammar points, including polite vs. plain structures and kanji, and consists of four ‘Look-it-up’ sections: • grammar and language functions mandatory for students in senior secondary Japanese across all syllabi/curricula • all verbs needed by students in senior secondary Japanese • all adjectives mandatory to all students • all kanji, with pertinent information, mandatory.