Meaning in English

An Introduction to Language Study

  • Authors
  • Lesley¬†Jeffries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 1-36
  3. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 37-69
  4. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 71-119
  5. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 121-155
  6. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 157-196
  7. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 197-228
  8. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 229-252
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-267

About this book


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.


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