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43 - Semantics, Vocabulary and Discourse in English

    Table of contents
    1. 1. topics
    2. 2. suggested readings

    topics

    1. Semantic (lexical) relations among words
    2. Semantic relations among sentences; their relationship to lexical relations
    3. The place of words in language: mental lexicon, word stock; kinds of word
    4. Words and larger units in dictionaries
    5. Lexical decomposition and its limits
    6. Types of meaning
    7. Reference and deixis
    8. The impact of syntactic structure on interpretation
    9. Thematic/Semantic roles
    10. Pragmatics: speech acts and conversational strategies
    11. Problems of the relationship between language, meaning and thought
    12. Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic acceptability

    suggested readings

    • Aitchison, J. Words in the mind. An introduction to the mental lexicon. 2nd ed. Blackwell, 1994
    • Brown, G. - Yule G. Discourse analysis, CUP, 1983
    • Cruse, D. A. Lexical semantics, CUP, 1991
    • Cruse, A. Meaning in language. An introduction to semantics and pragmatics. OUP, 2000
    • Fromkin, V. - Rodman R, An introduction to language, 5th ed. HBC, 1993
    • Fromkin, V ed., Linguistics: An introduction to linguistic theory, Blackwell, 2000
    • Hudson, R. Word meaning, Routledge, 1995
    • Hurford J, - Heasley B, Semantics: a coursebook, CUP, 1983
    • Jackson, H. Words and their meaning. Longman, 1996
    • Jackson, H. – Amvela E Z Words, meaning and vocabulary, Continuum, 2007
    • Jeffries, L. Meaning in English. An introduction to language study. Palgrave, 1998
    • Katamba, F. English words, Routledge 1997
    • Kempson, R.  M. Semantic theory, CUP, 1977
    • Leech, G. Principles of pragmatics, Longman, 1983
    • Leech, G. Semantics, Penguin, 1981
    • Levinson, S. Pragmatics, CUP, 1983
    • Lyons, J. Semantics, CUP, 1977
    • Napoli, D. J. Linguistics: An introduction, OUP, 1996
    • O'Grady - Dobrovolsky - Katamba Contemporary linguistics, Longman, 1997
    • O'Grady - Dobrovolsky - Aronoff Contemporary linguistics, SMP, 1993
    • Pinker, S. The language instinct, Penguin, 1994
    • Radford, A. et al. Linguistics. An introduction. CUP, 1st ed 1999, 2nd ed. 2009
    • Saeed, J. I. Semantics, Blackwell, 1997
    • Salkie, R. Text and discourse analysis, Routledge, 1995
    • Taylor, J. R. Linguistic categorization, OUP 1995
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