Meaning in Language: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics)

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9780198700104: Meaning in Language: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics)

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in language. It covers topics normally considered to fall under pragmatics, as well as semantic matters. The author seeks, above all, to display and to explain the richness and subtlety of meaning, and to that end provides abundant examples throughout the text. Numerous exercises (and suggested answers) are provided at every stage.

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Alan Cruse is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Manchester University. He has held previous posts as a teacher of English in Cyprus and Iraq, and as a teacher of linguistics in Jamaica.

Consulting Editor, Cognitive Linguistics

Consulting Editor, Lexicology

Member of Advisory Board for ELT Dictionaries, OUP

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`The book introduces the reader to the complex topic of meaning in language, providing and excellent comprehensive survey of the full range of semantic phenomena. The author is aware that the richness and variety of the presented topic could cause feelings of confusion, especially to less experienced readers, and thus offers a text with extensive explanatory power.' Gabriela Missikova, University of Constantine the Philosophger, Nitra, Slovakia. Language and Literature 10(3).

`Theoretical explanations, showing deep insight and intimate knowledge of the subject matter, illustrated by a rich choice of example and excercises make the book very attractive and extremely interesting to read.' Gabriela Missikova, University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra, Slovakia. Language and Literature 10(3).

`Bearing in mind the student's needs, the discussion is interwoven with plenty of illustrations and examples and complemented by exercises and suggestions for further reading.' Gabriela Missikova, University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra, Slovakia. Language and Literature 10 (3).

`Meaning in Language is an important book which will be especially appreciated by students of linguistics, philosophy and literature.' Gabriela Missikova, University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra, Slovakia. Language and Literature 10(3).

`Written in clear and concise language, this book offers comprehensive coverage of the topics in the study of meaning in language. Students will profit considerably by reading this excellent text.' Huimin Ji, University of Georgia.

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