Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Semantics: A Reader
by Steven Davis
No current Talk conversations about this book.
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195136985, Paperback)Semantics: A Reader contains a broad selection of classic articles on semantics and the semantics/pragmatics interface. Comprehensive in the variety and breadth of theoretical frameworks and topics that it covers, it includes articles representative of the major theoretical frameworks within semantics, including: discourse representation theory, dynamic predicate logic, truth theoretic semantics, event semantics, situation semantics, and cognitive semantics.
All the major topics in semantics are covered, including lexical semantics and the semantics of quantified noun phrases, adverbs, adjectives, performatives, and interrogatives. Included are classic papers in the field of semantics as well as papers written especially for the volume. The volume comes with an extensive introduction designed not only to provide an overview of the field, but also to explain the technical concepts the beginner will need to tackle before the more demanding articles. Semantics will have appeal as a textbook for upper level and graduate courses and as a reference for scholars of semantics who want the classic articles in their field in one convenient place.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:35 -0400)
In this selection of published articles in the area of semantics, Steven Davis and Brendan Gillon try to obtain a representative coverage of topics, approaches, and recognized authors; while choosing articles which have made an important contribution to the field and are accessible to students as well as scholars. The volume will have appeal as a textbook for upper level courses and as a reference for scholars of linguistics, phonology, and philosophy of language. Semantics: A Reader may serve as a companion to Davis's: Pragmatics: A Reader.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.