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Readership: Undergraduate students of semantics in departments of linguistics and anthropology.
Cliff Goddard is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Australia. He was previously Professor of Linguistics, University of New England. His books include The Languages of East and Southeast Asia (OUP 2005). He is co-editor with Anna Wierzbicka of Meaning and Universal Grammar (Benjamins 2002) with whom he is currently working on a book concerned with words and meanings.
"a valuable textbook grounded in the Natural Semantic Metalanguage theory, with enough breadth and depth to be suitable for most basic semantics courses." - Onna Nelson, Studies in Language
1: Semantics: The Study of Meaning
2: Three Traditions: Lexicography, Logic, and Structuralism
3: NSM and Other Contemporary Approaches
4: The Semantics of Emotions
5: Speech-act Verbs
6: Discourse Particles and Interjections
7: Animals and Artefacts
9: Physical Activity Verbs
11: Grammatical Categories
12: Developments, Extensions, and Applications
Solutions to Selected Exercises