The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics
5 Volume Set
The Companions to Linguistics (CNLZ) series
1. Edition December 2020
3360 Pages, Hardcover
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An inclusive survey of linguistic semantics, written by prominent experts in the field
The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics provides a thorough investigation of issues and phenomena central to the development of modern semantics and its interfaces. Presenting in-depth chapters written by leading experts in the field, this book investigates competing analyses and approaches, examines their conceptual foundations, and evaluates them as applied to various languages. This authoritative collection enables scholars and students of semantics--as well as those from associated areas of linguistics such as syntacticians--to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the subject and the developments in the field.
Presenting over 100 case studies, the collection of chapters within this Companion is organized in alphabetical order for ease of reference. This key reference work:
* Provides detailed coverage of the major developments in linguistic semantics over the past several decades
* Demonstrates how research can identify differences and similarities in a variety of languages
* Presents studies that encompass well-delimited empirical areas and play important roles in theoretical debates
* Identifies topics via famous example sentences
The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics is a valuable reference work for scholars, researchers, academics, and students in linguistics and related areas.
Kjell Johan Sæbø
Aspectual composition: Drinking (a glass of) milk
Alan Munn & Cristina Schmitt
Boolean and non-Boolean conjunction
Clausal vs. phrasal comparatives
Conceptual spaces and semantic similarities of colors
Context and Conversation
Count nouns vs. Mass nouns
Dimensions of meaning
Patrick G. Grosz
Distributivity, Collectivity, and Cumulativity
Adrian Brasoveanu & Jakub Dotlacil
Ellipsis and Identity
Evaluative Predicates beyond fun and tasty
Family Resemblance and Prototypes
Free choice disjunction
Free Choice Items and Modal Indefinites
"Luis Alonso-Ovalle & Paula Menéndez-Benito"
Gradable adjectives and degree expressions
Index-Dependence and Embedding
Katrin Schulz & Robert van Rooij
Intensional Transitive Verbs
Robert van Rooij
Inverse linking constructions
Kinds of (Non)Specificity
"Donka F. Farkas & Adrian Brasoveanu"
Lexical aspect (Aktionsart)
Irene Rapp & Arnim von Stechow
Linguistic relativity: From Whorf to now
Literal vs enriched meaning
Matrix and embedded presuppositions: projection, accommodation, cancellation, and ambiguities
Janneke van Wijnbergen-Huitink
Modal Subordination: It would eat you first!
"Anamaria Falaus & Brenda Laca"
Negative Indefinites and negative concord
Nominal vs. Adverbial Quantification
Nominalizations: The Case of Nominalizations of Modal Predicates
Nonlocal adjectival modification
Non-restrictive nominal modification
"Sandra Chung & William A. Ladusaw"
Ana Müller + Luciana Sanchez-Mendes
Possible Worlds Semantics for Pictures
"Mikhail Kissine & Myrto Pantazi"
Rob van der Sandt
Progressive: The Imperfective paradox
Quantifiers, Scope, and Pseudo-Scope
Uli Sauerland + Andreea Nicolae
"Questions and interrogatives, exhaustivity vs. quantificational variability"
Thomas Ede Zimmermann
"Katja Jasinskaja & Elena Karagjosova"
Semantic Parameters and Universals
Semantics of English intonation: A leopard? A leopard!
Semantics vs. Pragmatics
Sequence of Tense
Spatial prepositions and locatives in formal semantics
Strong and Weak Nominals
Temporal Properties of Noun Phrases
Tense and Temporal Adverbs
The Interpretation of Tense
"Toshiyuki Ogihara & Kiyomi Kusumoto"
The Linguistic and Philosophical Status of 'Impossible Words'
The Name and Nature of Neg-Raising
Jon Robert Gajewski
The Parameters of Indirect Speech
The Partee Paradox
Atle Grønn & Arnim von Stechow
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Appositives
Type Shifting: The Partee Triangle
Vagueness and Natural Language Semantics
"Heather Burnett & Peter Sutton"
Wide Scope Indefinites
Lisa Matthewson is Professor of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests center on semantic variation and universals. She is co-editor of Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork (2015) and editor of Quantification: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective (2008) and is author of When I Was Small - I Wan Kwikws: A Grammatical Analysis of St'át'imcets Oral Narratives (2005) and Determiner Systems and Quantificational Strategies: Evidence from Salish (1998).
Cécile Meier is Senior Lecturer at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. She has worked on the interpretation of adjectives and comparison constructions and on definiteness. She is a co-editor of Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation (2014) and Subjective Meaning: Alternatives to Relativism (2016).
Hotze Rullmann is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is co-editor of Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items (2001) and has published on a variety of topics in semantics, including questions, comparatives, negative polarity, focus particles, modality, and the interaction of modals with tense and aspect.
Thomas Ede Zimmermann is Professor of Formal Semantics at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. His main research interests include descriptive compositional semantics, the logical foundations of semantics, and philosophy of language. In addition to his book publications, which include the co-authored Introduction to Semantics (2013), he has also published more than 50 research papers and is former editor of the Linguistics and Philosophy journal.