This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of semantics in a simple, step- by-step fashion. Each unit includes short sections of. This elementary coursebook has been carefully planned to introduce students by discovering the value and fascination of studying semantics, and move on to. : Semantics: A Coursebook (): James R. Hurford, Brendan Heasley, Michael B. Smith: Books.
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See 2 questions about Semantics…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This is an introductory coursebook to the fields of semantics and pragmatics, and partly to discourse analysis which is a distinct research topic of Linguistics I write this review after some time of finishing the book.
As a non-native speaker of English and a beginner in learning semantics, I have much enjoyed the book and the topic though it did take me some time to finish- even more time than necessary- partly because I followed the instructions of answering the tasks used for presentation and This is an introductory coursebook to the fields of semantics and pragmatics, and partly to discourse analysis which is a distinct research topic of Linguistics I write this review after some time of finishing the book.
As a non-native speaker of English and a beginner in learning semantics, I have much enjoyed the book and the topic though it did take me some time to finish- even more time than necessary- partly because I followed the instructions of answering the tasks used for presentation and of working out the exercises on each chapter in notebook for that purpose till the half of the book when I felt confident of absorbing the points explained and being able to follow the argument.
I recommend it to every one even to the advanced because it helps focus on and distinguishes the ideas of reference, sense and meaning.
It distinguishes the utterance from the sentence from a proposition, then it builds upon to introduce referring expressions, sense properties and a logical way for representing ‘simple’ propositions. Also, it discusses speech acts, illocutions and implicature which are indispensable concepts for pragmatics and discourse analysis. If you are looking for a better communication with the individuals around you, this book would be a great profit.
A universe of discourse, and how we communicate with each other, among those exciting titles in it. Mar 22, David Harris rated it it was amazing. As an English teacher and a long-time student of several foreign languages, I have a fairly broad background in general linguistics. But before I read this book, I didn’t have much background in the field of semantics.
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Some textbooks don’t work so well as teach-yourself references, but this book is well suited to that purpose. At the beginning of each chapter is a pre-test which helps you to be certain you have mastered the items taught in the previous chapter. That pretest is hurfors great tool for checking your progress and ensuring that you understand the concepts being presented.
The book teaches you the technical terms you need to know, but the language of the book itself is well suited even to complete laymen. At the end of the book, the authors include a list of useful references for furthering one’s knowledge of semantics and pragmatics.
I have cursorily examined a few of these, and they coursdbook like very logical next steps. Apr 26, Caroline rated it it was amazing. I used this textbook for my English semantics class and read almost the entire thing.
For a textbook, I really enjoyed it. I like the way it is organized, interspersing lots of examples and practice problems throughout the text to reinforce the concepts. It can actually be kind of humorous at times too, especially the illustrations.
If you study linguistics, I recommend this book as a good introduction to semantics. Nov 19, Reem Salah rated it really liked it.
The practices included in this book is the best solution with the problem of learning Semantics. Every practice before a definition or a comment decreases the abstractness of the information.
I really enjoyed studying it this semester. Feb 10, Allison rated it liked hufford Shelves: This courssbook a decent introductory guide to semantics. It can overbear you with examples and practice questions, but for a lot semanticd the chapters, they are quite useful. The examples allow you to see how the concepts are found seemantics used in everyday language. Rashe rated it it was amazing Jan 25, A rated it really liked it Sep 22, Lucy rated it did not like it Mar 29, Rawan Alwazzan rated it really liked it Aug 16, Tuukka rated it it was ok Jan 21, Erin rated it really liked it Oct 31, Federico rated it it was ok Dec 04, Eman rated it liked it Dec 19, Bacel Yahia rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Arwa rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Daniel Kurniawan rated it really liked it Jun 10, Hassan Ouadi rated it really liked it Mar 26, Aisha Sahli rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Braden Bolton rated it it was ok Feb 23, Natalie Skouson rated it liked it Feb 07, Ashe rated it really liked it Dec 30, Zdenko Juskuv rated it really liked it Jan 11, Rula Omeir rated it it was amazing May 06, Coursrbook are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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