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  • Author:
    Kate Kearns
  • ISBN:
    0312231822
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312231828
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    Palgrave Macmillan (March 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    308 pages
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Kearns' book provides a lively and engaging introduction to formal semantics

Customers who bought this item also bought. Kearns' book provides a lively and engaging introduction to formal semantics. The presentation is clear and user-friendly throughout, making this a really useful resource for use with undergraduates and beginning graduate students alike' – Professor Louisa Sadler, University of Essex.

publication date: 2000 lcc: P325. 43 subject: Semantics. cover next page < previous page page i next page Page I SEMANTICS < previous. The aim of this book is to introduce a wider range of topics in formal semantics with a limited formal apparatus.

I read this book while attending a Semantics class taught by Dr. Kate Kearns at the same time. The book is clear and concise making abstract methods much easier to understand.

Semantics Modern Linguistics Series Kearns, Kate

Semantics Modern Linguistics Series Kearns, Kate. Palgrave Macmillan (UK) English Semantics.

Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Transitivity and voice: Overview. In International encyclopedia of linguistics, ed. William J. Frawley, vol. 4. 2d e. 277-79. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Keown, Gerald . Pamela J. Scalise, and Thomas G. Smothers.

by Kate Kearns First published September 1st 2000. Semantics (Paperback). Published May 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan. Author(s): Kate Kearns. ISBN: 0230232302 (ISBN13: 9780230232303).

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Publisher: Red Globe Press. Series: Macmillan Modern Linguistics. Pages: 288.

The book assumes no particular background in linguistics of philosophy, and all the technical tools used are explained as they are introduced.

This is a brand new book at a great price. Publication Year 2011.

The main aim of the book is to provide a good understanding of a range of semantic phenomena and issues in semantics, adopting a truth-conditional account of meaning, but without using a compositional formalism. The book assumes no particular background in linguistics of philosophy, and all the technical tools used are explained as they are introduced. They style is accessible, with numerous examples.

Hanad
I bought this textbook for class. It is clear, easy to read, and precise, with plenty of examples. It is exactly what every textbook should be like.
Giamah
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Beazerdred
good
Hirah
I'm new to semantics & this book was assigned for a class.

The book seems thorough in that it includes the basic concepts of semantics; the book mentions & illustrates the main points. However the book does not flow, so concepts are introduced and abandoned literally paragraph by paragraph. A textbook (in my opinion) should build knowledge from introducing the core concepts and tools and then leading the reader step-by-step into the use of the concepts and tools toward competence in the subject. This book does not do this. Frustrated, I kept flipping back to prior pages and chapters trying to grasp a continuity which simply wasn't there.

Instead of definitions and technical examples this book offers chatty paraphrasing which contributed very little to my understanding of semantics. I ended up making lists of the terms/concepts in the book and then looking up their definitions elsewhere.

Surely there are better textbooks teaching semantics; if not then someone is missing a golden opportunity to write an accessible technical textbook!
Winail
This book is NOT intended as a first introduction to the subject. The author's own caution at the [bottom of p. xi](https://books.google.com/books?id=kK0cBQAAQBAJ&pg=PR11&lpg=PR11&dq=%22the+text+is+intended+to+be+used%22&source=bl&ots=5wUY4Q5DGc&sig=1jb1Ug-TJyN-IZDL9E-d-bZZS6U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB7IzkmMXRAhUr7YMKHQ9LA8YQ6AEIJDAC#v=onepage&q=%22the%20text%20is%20intended%20to%20be%20used%22&f=false) states:

> The text is intended to be used as a coursebook, accompanied by lectures
on the topics covered and by discussion of the exercises. This book is not a
'teach yourself' text for private, unassisted study. The exercises included are of
varying difficulty — some are for basic review and are suitable for private revi-
sion, but the more demanding of exercises may best be used as the basis of class
discussion sessions.
As always, students are urged to also read other introductions to semantics
which take a different approach.
Charyoll
It is useful for students and teachers
It is useful for students and teachers
It is useful for students and teachers
Fordredor
I read this book while attending a Semantics class taught by Dr. Kate Kearns at the same time. The book is clear and concise making abstract methods much easier to understand. I also felt that Dr. Kearns was an AMAZING professor!