Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction
This lively textbook introduces students and scholars to practical and precise methods for articulating the meanings of words and sentences, and for revealing connections between language and culture. Topics range over emotions, speech acts, words for animals and artefacts, motion, activity verbs, causatives, discourse particles, and nonverbal communication. Alongside English, it features a wide range of other languages, including Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, and Australian Aboriginal languages. Undergraduates, graduate students and professional linguists alike will benefit from Goddard's wide-ranging summaries, clear explanations and analytical depth. Meaning is fundamental to language and linguistics. This book shows that the study of meaning can be rigorous, insightful and exciting.
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the study of meaning
lexicography logic and structuralism
3 NSM and other contemporary approaches
4 The semantics of emotions
5 Speechact verbs
6 Discourse particles and interjections
7 Animals and artefacts
9 Physical activity verbs
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addressee animals Anna Wierzbicka appears Arrernte Australian Australian English basic cats causation causative Chapter chopping classifiers cognitive linguistics complex component concepts conceptual metaphor construction contexts conveyed cultural scripts defined definition described Dictionary discourse particles distinct Dyirbal emotion English words event example expression fact feel something bad FrameNet function Goddard grammatical happened idea Image schema implies instance interjections involved Jacaltec Jackendoff Japanese kill kind Labov language Leonard Talmy lexemes lexical lexico-syntactic frame Malay meaning metalanguage mice motion verbs move natural natural semantic metalanguage noun object one’s people’s person phrase physical Pitjantjatjara point of view Polish polysemy predicate pronouns PROTOTYPICAL MOTIVATIONAL SCENARIO Ray Jackendoff reductive paraphrase reference Rembarrnga roughly semantic molecules semantic primes semantic template sense sentences similar someone can feel someone thinks someone wants someone’s body speak speaker speech speech-act verbs things Wierzbicka Yankunytjatjara