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Taking ScopeThe Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Mark Steedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book considers the syntax and semantics of quantifier-scope in interaction with negation, polarity, coordination, and pronominal binding, among other constructions. The semantics is “surface ... More

Talk that CountsAge, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Ronald K. S. Macaulay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173819
eISBN:
9780199788361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173819.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This work is a sociolinguistic study employing quantitative methods to explore age, gender, and social class differences in the use of a range of discourse features. It is based on a gender-balanced ... More

Talking ProperThe Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

Lynda Mugglestone

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250622
eISBN:
9780191719486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250622.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book is a history of the rise and fall of the English accent as a badge of cultural, social, and class identity. The book traces the origins of the phenomenon in late 18th-century London, ... More

Talking with the PresidentThe Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

John Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with linguistic “meaning in context,” or the relationship between “what we say” and “what we mean.” Hence, it ... More

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign
                        Language

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Janet Zhiqun Xing

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, ... More

Television Dramatic DialogueA Sociolinguistic Study

Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Kay Richardson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When we watch and listen to actors speaking lines that have been written by someone else, a common experience if we watch any television at all, the illusion of “people talking” is strong. These ... More

Telicity, Change, and StateA Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume presents new work by leading researchers on a central theme in study of event structure: the nature and representation of telicity, change, and the notion of state, and the relation ... More

Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

James Higginbotham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language, and presents new ideas in the ... More

Text World TheoryAn Introduction

Text World Theory: An Introduction

Joanna Gavins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Text World Theory is a cognitive model of all human discourse processing. This introductory textbook sets out a usable framework for understanding mental representations. Text World Theory is ... More

Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Peter Stockwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625819
eISBN:
9780748651511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book represents the latest advances in cognitive poetics. It builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness that the cognitive approach to literature has achieved ... More

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