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Meaning in English

An Introduction to Language Study

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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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About the authors

LESLEY JEFFRIES is Principal Lecturer in the Division of English, University of Huddersfield. Her writing on stylistics and critical linguistics includes The Language of Twentieth-Century Poetry.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Meaning in English
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction to Language Study
  • Authors Lesley Jeffries
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Lesley Jeffries 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-73946-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65916-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26491-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Comparative Linguistics
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