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Language and Linguistics

Language and Linguistics

Handbook Of Semantics

Handbook Of Semantics

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    Semantics is a subject of linguistics and a discipline of language concerned with the study of the meanings of various types of linguistic units, ranging from smaller ones such as words, sentences, or phrases to larger units of speech, collectively referred to as texts. This book entitled, "Handbook of Semantics" has been designed to add to the knowledge of researchers, scholars and the students of linguistics to enlighten them with the basic concepts of semantics, various meaning of language and their applications in day-to-day life. The book takes the readers through an overview of the semantics, its various theories and how these theories assist the learners in gaining the intricate nuances of the written and spoken language and enhance their understanding of various meanings of single instance of the language. For undergraduate students, this concise and thorough textbook serves as an introduction to the topic. It not only gives students the concepts they need to comprehend the fundamentals of semantics but also introduces them to the many types of reasoning and argumentation that are common in the discipline. It includes numerous discussion areas that are meant to test and improve the comprehension of readers. It effectively explains and contrasts alternative theoretical perspectives, summarizes current disputes, and gives useful suggestions for future reading, making it more comprehensive than other textbooks.

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    Dr. Prafull D. Kulkarni is an experienced professor of English, a recognized research supervisor, and an author of international repute. He has to his credit over fifteen books as an author, five volumes as an Editor, over ten international research papers, and nine research projects on various themes of English language, literature, drama, culture, and folklore. Besides teaching literature courses for the past twenty-nine years in the public universities of India and Africa, he supervises PhD and M.Phil. scholars in a public university in India.