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Meaning in English
An Introduction to Language Study
 
 
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20 May 1998
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This accessible and lively introduction to semantics and the multi-faceted nature of language guides the student and non-specialist through the major ways in which the English language makes meaning. The author discusses the meaning of linguistic units at all levels of language, from sound to discourse, while studying also the role of theories and models themselves in helping us to understand human linguistic behaviour. Through examples and exercises, readers are encouraged to think through and evaluate complex ideas and theories for themselves.


Description

This accessible and lively introduction to semantics and the multi-faceted nature of language guides the student and non-specialist through the major ways in which the English language makes meaning. The author discusses the meaning of linguistic units at all levels of language, from sound to discourse, while studying also the role of theories and models themselves in helping us to understand human linguistic behaviour. Through examples and exercises, readers are encouraged to think through and evaluate complex ideas and theories for themselves.


Contents

Preface
Phonetic Symbols
Introduction
Sounds and Meaning
Words and Meaning
Structure and Meaning
Textual Meaning
Contextual Meaning
Meaning and Reality
Further Reading
Glossary
Notes
Index


Authors

LESLEY JEFFRIES is Principal Lecturer in the Division of English, University of Huddersfield. Her writing on stylistics and critical linguistics includes The Language of Twentieth-Century Poetry.