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Semantics Paperback – 18 September 2015

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  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (18 September 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 496 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1118430166
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1118430163
  • Dimensions : 16.76 x 2.54 x 24.38 cm
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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).

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“Rarely do we get an introductory book with this breadth and depth of semantic
concepts. The writing is particularly clear, terms are well-defined, and concepts follow
from simpler to more complex.”
Marcia Haag, University of Oklahoma

Praise for Previous Editions:

“This book is an invaluable resource for students and instructors. It offers impressively broad coverage of semantic theory, and it strikes an ideal balance between theoretical developments and empirical investigation.”
Christopher Potts, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Now in its fourth edition, Semantics has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most recent theoretical developments in the field of linguistic semantics.

Updates include:

• New sections on causation, tests for situation types, lexical pragmatics, categorization, construction grammar, lexical typology, and polysemy

• The addition of new chapter exercises with solutions, designed to further knowledge of linguistic concepts

• A helpful glossary of technical terminology

This fourth edition continues to set the standard as the most invaluable and accessible introduction to the field of contemporary linguistic semantics available today.

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