Wrestling with Words and Meanings: Essay

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Honours life & career of Professor Allan, also commemorating the occasion of his 70th birthday. Brings together top-level researchers in linguistics — colleagues, collaborators & former students, who have all been inspired by Keith’s work in some way. Burridge at Monash.

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ISBN 9781922235312
Author

Kate Burridge, Reka Benczes

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Weight 0.656 kg
Dimensions 15.3 × 23.4 cm

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This book honours the life and career of Professor Allan, commemorating at the same time the occasion of his 70th birthday. It brings together top-level researchers in linguistics colleagues, collaborators, and former students, who have all been inspired by Keith’s work in some way. These appropriately eclectic contributions are organised into the three main themes that run through Allans multifaceted and multifarious research: word meaning; pragmatics and discourse; and semantic theory and philosophy of language. The volume offers glimpses into corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics and cultural linguistics, as well as the more traditional descriptive, diachronic and typological perspectives. It is an outstanding collection in honour of an outstanding researcher.

About the author
Kate Burridge is Professor of Linguistics at Monash University. Her research interests include grammatical change in Germanic languages, the notion of linguistic taboo, and the structure and history of English. Her books include Forbidden Words (with Keith Allan, 2006), Introducing English Grammar (with Kersti Borjars, 2010) and Gift of the Gob: Morsels of English language history (2010). Reka Benczes is Assistant Professor at Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary), and currently Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (Bloomington, USA). Her main fields of interest are cognitive semantics, linguistic creativity and compounding. Books include Creative Compounding in English (2006) and Kognitiv nyelveszet, an introduction to cognitive linguistics in Hungarian (2010, with Zoltan Kovecses).

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