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What is Rhetoric?

What is Rhetoric?

Michel Meyer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199691821
eISBN:
9780191841569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199691821.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

What Is Rhetoric? offers a new synthesis of the principles and functioning of rhetoric. In everyday life, questions are often debated or simply discussed. Rhetoric is the way we answer questions in ... More

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

María de Ponte and Kepa Korta (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, taking them in different ways. The precise relation between using a linguistic expression to ... More

Graded ModalityQualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Graded Modality: Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Daniel Lassiter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198701347
eISBN:
9780191770616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics

This book explores graded expressions of modality, a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. Studies on modal language to date have largely focussed on a small and ... More

The Semantics of Nouns

The Semantics of Nouns

Zhengdao Ye (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198736721
eISBN:
9780191800382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736721.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume represents state-of-the-art research on the semantics of nouns. It offers detailed and systematic analyses of scores of individual nouns across many different conceptual domains—‘people’, ... More

Semantics and Morphosyntactic VariationQualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Semantics and Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744580
eISBN:
9780191805837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744580.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Systematic variation in form between semantic equivalents across languages is a key explanandum of linguistic theory. Two contrasting views of the role of lexical semantics in the analysis of such ... More

Parts of a WholeDistributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Lucas Champollion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755128
eISBN:
9780191816505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Why can I tell you that I ran for five minutes but not that I *ran all the way to the store for five minutes? Why can you say that there are five pounds of books in this package if it contains ... More

The Semantics of Evidentials

The Semantics of Evidentials

Sarah E. Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book gives a compositional, truth‐conditional, crosslinguistic semantics for evidentials set in a theory of the semantics for sentential mood. Central to this semantics is a proposal about a ... More

Concealed Questions

Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero, and Andrés Salanova (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the extremely rich diversity found under the “modal umbrella” in natural language. Offering a cross-linguistic perspective on the encoding of modal meanings that draws on novel ... More

Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Peter Lasersohn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199573677
eISBN:
9780191831898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573677.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book develops and defends a semantic theory which respects the intuition that there may be no “fact of the matter” which determines truth values for certain kinds of sentences—those dealing with ... More

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