Download E-books Morphosemantic Number:: From Kiowa Noun Classes to UG Number Features (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory) PDF

By Daniel Harbour

Number is an incredible study area in semantics, syntax and morphology. notwithstanding, no present concept of quantity is appropriate to all 3 fields. during this paintings, the writer argues unified conception isn't just attainable, yet valuable for the examine of common Grammar. via insightful research of unusual facts, the writer indicates that one and a similar characteristic set is implicated in semantic and morphological quantity phenomena alike, with syntax performing because the conduit among the 2. on the middle of the research is an unique therapy of Kiowa, a North American language with a amazing constellation of features, together with semantically dependent noun class and complicated contract morphology.

This quantity offers: (1) the rules of a unified morphosemantic thought of quantity; (2) perception into the circulate of data from the lexicon, through syntax, into the morphology; (3) wide-ranging subject matters: nominal semantics, noun sessions, DP syntax, contract, suppletion, complicated morphology.

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Download E-books Language in Thought and Action: Fifth Edition PDF

In an period while verbal exchange has develop into more and more different and intricate, this vintage paintings on semantics—now absolutely revised and updated—distills the connection among language and people who use it.


Renowned professor and previous U.S. Senator S. I. Hayakawa discusses the function of language in human lifestyles, the numerous capabilities of language, and the way language—sometimes with no our knowing—shapes our pondering during this attractive and hugely revered publication. Provocative and erudite, it examines the connection among language and racial and non secular prejudice; the character and risks of advertisements from a linguistic perspective; and, in an extra bankruptcy known as “The Empty Eye,” the content material, shape, and hidden message of tv, from state of affairs comedies to information assurance to political advertising.

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Download E-books Grammars of Space: Explorations in Cognitive Diversity (Language Culture and Cognition) PDF

Spatial language - that's, the best way languages constitution the spatial area - is a vital zone of analysis, providing insights into the most relevant parts of human cognition. during this assortment, a staff of major students evaluate the spatial area throughout a wide selection of languages. opposite to current assumptions, they express that there's nice edition within the means house is conceptually established throughout languages, therefore substantiating the debatable query of the way some distance the rules of human cognition are innate. Grammars of area is a complement to the mental info supplied in its better half quantity, house in Language and Cognition. It represents a brand new form of paintings in linguistics, 'Semantic Typology', which asks what are the semantic parameters used to constitution specific semantic fields. finished and informative, will probably be crucial examining for these engaged on comparative linguistics, spatial cognition, and the interface among them.

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Download E-books The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II PDF

By Pieter A. M. Seuren

The common sense of Language opens a brand new standpoint on good judgment. Pieter Seuren argues that the good judgment of language derives from the lexical meanings of the logical operators. those meanings, although, end up to not be constant. Seuren solves this challenge via an indepth research of the useful adequacy of traditional predicate common sense and conventional glossy common sense for traditional linguistic interplay. He then develops a basic concept of discourse-bound interpretation, masking discourse incrementation, anaphora, presupposition and topic-comment constitution, all of which, the writer claims, shape the 'cement' of discourse constitution.

This is the second one of a two-volume foundational examine of language, released less than the name Language from Within. Pieter Seuren discusses such it appears different concerns because the ontology underlying the semantics of language, speech act thought, intensionality phenomena, the equipment and ecology of language, sentential and lexical that means, the average good judgment of language and cognition, and the intrinsically context-sensitive nature of language - and indicates them to be in detail associated. all through his formidable firm, he keeps a relentless discussion with tested perspectives, reflecting their improvement from historic Greece to the current. The ensuing synthesis issues relevant facets of analysis and thought in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science.

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Download E-books Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10 (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax) PDF

Cartography is a learn software inside syntactic thought that experiences the syntactic buildings of a selected language with a purpose to higher comprehend the semantic matters at play in that language. The process arranges a language's morpho-syntactic beneficial properties in a inflexible common hierarchy, and its learn time table is to explain this hierarchy -- that's, to attract maps of syntactic configurations. present paintings in cartography is either empirical -- extending the method of new languages and new buildings -- and theoretical. The sixteen articles during this assortment will enhance either dimensions. They come up from displays made on the Syntactic Cartography: the place will we pass from the following? colloquium held on the collage of Geneva in June of 2012 and tackle 3 questions on the center of analysis in syntactic cartography: 1. the place do the contents of useful constitution come from? 2. What explains the actual order or hierarchy during which they seem? three. What are the computational regulations at the activation of sensible different types? Grouped thematically into 4 sections, the articles deal with those questions via comparative reports throughout numerous languages, equivalent to Italian, outdated Italian, Hungarian, English, Jamaican Creole, eastern, and chinese language, between others.

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Download E-books Semantics: From meaning to text. Volume 3 (Studies in Language Companion Series) PDF

This booklet provides an leading edge and novel method of linguistic semantics, ranging from the concept that language might be defined as a mechanism for the expression of linguistic Meanings as specific floor types, or Texts. Semantics is in particular that approach of principles that guarantees a transition from a Semantic illustration of the that means of a relatives of synonymous sentences to the Deep-Syntactic illustration of a selected sentence. Framed within the phrases of Meaning-Text linguistics, the current quantity closes the booklet of the 3 quantity sequence. It discusses intimately a number of linguistic notions an important to the improvement of Meaning-Text types of usual languages: semantic and syntactic actants, executive trend, lexical services, linguistic connotations, phrasemes, the that means of grammatical situations, and linguistic dependencies. The notions less than research are illustrated from numerous languages. Reflecting the author’s life-long commitment to the learn of the semantics and syntax of traditional language, this booklet is a paradigm-shifting contribution to the language sciences, whose originality and bold will make it crucial analyzing for linguists, anthropologists, semioticians, and computational linguists.

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Download E-books Granville Sharp's Canon and Its Kin: Semantics and Significance (Studies in Biblical Greek) PDF

By Daniel B. Wallace

Granville Sharp’s Canon and Its Kin explains that the semantics of the article-substantive-KAI-substantive building (TSKS) were principally misunderstood and that this false impression has adversely impacted the exegesis of a number of theologically major texts. This factor is addressed from 3 angles: old research, linguistic-phenomenological research of the development, and exegetical implications. the explanations for the misperception are traced traditionally; a greater comprehension of the semantics of the development is demonstrated by way of an exam of basic literature within the gentle of linguistic thought; and the results of this research are utilized to a few passages within the New Testament.
traditionally, the therapy starts off with a transparent grammatical precept articulated via Granville Sharp, and it ends with the present-day confusion. This ebook incorporates a designated exam of the hot testomony info and different historic Greek literature, which finds that Sharp’s rule has a normal validity within the language. finally, a few exegetically major texts which are laid low with the linguistic-phenomenological research are mentioned intimately. This enlightening textual content is a invaluable source for undergraduate and graduate scholars of faith, linguistics, historical past, and Greek.

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Download E-books Illocutionary constructions in English: Cognitive motivation and linguistic realization: A study of the syntactic realizations of the directive, ... / Publications Universitaires Européennes) PDF

Grounded within the Lexical Constructional Model (LCM), a usage-based which means development version of language of contemporary layout, this learn argues that illocutionary which means both effects from filling in constructional variables corresponding to X within the Can You XVP? building or from affording entry to summary situational cognitive types during the metonymic activation of appropriate parts in their constitution. One such version is the Cost-Benefit Cognitive Model, that is integrated into the outline of pragmatic which means and offered as mendacity on the middle of the conventionalization strategy of illocutionary structures. The inferential direction in keeping with the instantiation of the Cost-Benefit Cognitive Model determines the activation of speech act values which may develop into conventionalized inside of a linguistic group. The examine determines the applicability of the analytical instruments constructed by way of the LCM for illocutionary description. The illocutionary acts chosen are these proposed by means of the Cost-Benefit Cognitive Model as exploiting cultural ideas of interplay.

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Download E-books The Lexicon-Encyclopedia Interface (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface) (McGraw-Hill Series in Construction Engineering and Project M) PDF

Questions on the precise nature of linguistic rather than non-linguistic wisdom were requested for so long as people have studied language, be it as linguists, philosophers, psychologists, language academics, semioticians or cognitive scientists. This contrast has been maintained and defended via a few, attacked and deserted by means of others. via especially commissioned papers for this, the 5th quantity within the "Current study in Semantics/Pragmatics Interface" sequence, participants argue either for and opposed to the excellence among lexical wisdom and encyclopedic wisdom and debate the way it can be drawn.

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Analytic philosophy is once more in a methodological state of mind. Nowhere is that this extra obtrusive than in metaphysics, whose practitioners and historians are actively reflecting at the nature of ontological questions, the prestige in their solutions, and the relevance of contributions either from different parts inside philosophy (e.g., philosophical common sense, semantics) and past (notably, the ordinary sciences). Such reflections are hardly ever new: the controversy among Willard van Orman Quine and Rudolf Carnap approximately how you can comprehend and get to the bottom of ontological questions is extensively visible as a turning aspect in twentieth-century analytic philosophy. And certainly, this quantity is occasioned via the truth that the deflationary method of metaphysics endorsed through Carnap in that discuss is once more attracting enormous curiosity and support.

Containing 11 unique essays via a lot of state-of-the-art prime voices in metametaphysics, Ontology After Carnap goals either to deepen our realizing of Carnap's contributions to metaontology and to discover how this legacy will be mined for insights into the modern debate. This assortment may be of curiosity to students and scholars operating in metaphysics, semantics, philosophical good judgment, metaphilosophy, and the heritage of analytic philosophy.

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