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Semantics - Theories

Series: Mouton Reader
Edited by: Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger and Paul Portner
Now in paperback for the first time since its original publication, the material gathered here is perfect for anyone who needs a detailed and accessible introduction to the important semantic theories. Designed for a wide audience, it will be of great value to linguists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, and computer scientists working on natural language. The book covers theories of lexical semantics, cognitively oriented approaches to semantics, compositional theories of sentence semantics, and discourse semantics. This clear, elegant explanation of the key theories in semantics research is essential reading for anyone working in the area.
state of the art in linguistic semantics great number of distinguished scholars and experts in the field for the first time available as paperbacks

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Claudia Maienborn, Tübingen, Germany; Klaus von Heusinger, Köln, Germany, Paul Portner, Washington D.C., USA.


"It’s great news that this outstanding Handbook of Semantics is appearing in paperback, now accessible to individuals as well as to libraries. The Handbook is a masterful achievement, both broad and deep -- it has almost every topic you might want to learn about, in articles generally written by the people you would most want to learn from. A lasting reference work of the highest quality." (Barbara H Partee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
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