An introduction to semantics and pragmatics. Second corrected and slightly revised edition.
Kroeger, Paul R.
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect. Most of the chapters include exercises which can be used for class discussion and/or homework assignments, and each chapter contains references for additional reading on the topics covered. As the title indicates, this book is truly an INTRODUCTION: it provides a solid foundation which will prepare students to take more advanced and specialized courses in semantics and/or pragmatics.
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Publication date and placeBerlin, 2019-02-06
SeriesTextbooks in Language Sciences,
Semantics & pragmatics