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Expressing the SelfCultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book addresses different linguistic and philosophical aspects of referring to the self in a wide range of languages from different language families, including Amharic, English, French, ... More

Mood

Mood

Paul Portner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199547524
eISBN:
9780191851179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547524.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The category of mood is widely used in the description of languages and the formal analysis of their grammatical properties. It typically refers to features of a sentence’s form (or a class of ... More

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar ModifiersThe Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Osamu Sawada

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book investigates pragmatic aspects of scalar modifiers. Through a detailed analysis of the semantics and pragmatics of comparatives with indeterminate pronouns, positive polarity minimizers, ... More

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

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