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An Advanced Introduction to Semantics

An Advanced Introduction to Semantics
A Meaning-Text Approach

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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108481625

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  • This book is an advanced introduction to semantics that presents this crucial component of human language through the lens of the 'Meaning-Text' theory - an approach that treats linguistic knowledge as a huge inventory of correspondences between thought and speech. Formally, semantics is viewed as an organized set of rules that connect a representation of meaning (Semantic Representation) to a representation of the sentence (Deep-Syntactic Representation). The approach is particularly interesting for computer assisted language learning, natural language processing and computational lexicography, as our linguistic rules easily lend themselves to formalization and computer applications. The model combines abstract theoretical constructions with numerous linguistic descriptions, as well as multiple practice exercises that provide a solid hands-on approach to learning how to describe natural language semantics.

    • Abstract theoretical constructions are combined with specific linguistic descriptions to provide a hands-on approach to learning
    • Contains numerous exercises that enable the reader to get a solid grasp of the semantic model presented
    • An answer key to the exercises is provided online for the reader to check their solutions
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    'A practical and comprehensive approach to the description and analysis of linguistic meaning bridging the narrow interests of traditional formal theories and the looser approaches to semantic representation favoured by usage-based and typologically oriented researchers. The authors systematically introduce a rigorous and intuitively accessible approach to the representation of the meaning of words and sentences that is urgently needed by linguists interested in the description of language, cognitive scientists, lexicographers, and computational linguists in search of formalizable tools for the modelling of the semantics of natural language.' David Beck, University of Alberta

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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108481625
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Fundamentals:
    1. Semantics in language and linguistics
    2. Some basic linguistic notions
    Part II. Meaning in Language and Its Description:
    3. Linguistic meaning
    4. Lexical meaning, lexical items and lexical units
    5. Lexicographic definition
    6. Lexical relations
    7. Lexical functions
    8. The lexical stock of a language and the dictionary
    9. Sentential meaning and meaning relations between sentences
    Part III. Meaning-Text Model of Semantics:
    10. Semantic representation
    11. Deep-syntactic representation
    12. Semantic rules
    Concluding remarks
    Appendix: some mathematical and logical notions useful to linguistics
    Exercises
    References
    Notion and term index cum glossary
    Definition index
    Language index
    Lexical unit and semanteme index.

  • Authors

    Igor Mel'čuk, Université de Montréal
    Igor Mel'čuk is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Université de Montréal. One of the pioneers of Machine-Translation research, he launched, together with A. Zholkovsky, the Meaning-Text linguistic approach – a universal linguistic theory.

    Jasmina Milićević, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
    Jasmina Milićević is Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. She is co-author of the three-volume Introduction à la linguistique (2014) with Igor Mel'čuk.

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