Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics: The Lexicon

Author:   James Pustejovsky
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9780521547956


Pages:   440
Publication Date:   17 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics: The Lexicon


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What is the lexicon, what does it contain, and how is it structured? What principles determine the functioning of the lexicon as a component of natural language grammar? What role does lexical information play in linguistic theory? This accessible introduction aims to answer these questions, and explores the relation of the lexicon to grammar as a whole. It includes a critical overview of major theoretical frameworks, and puts forward a unified treatment of lexical structure and design. The text can be used for introductory and advanced courses, and for courses that touch upon different aspects of the lexicon, such as lexical semantics, lexicography, syntax, general linguistics, computational lexicology and ontology design. The book provides students with a set of tools which will enable them to work with lexical data for all kinds of purposes, including an abundance of exercises and in-class activities designed to ensure that students are actively engaged with the content and effectively acquire the necessary knowledge and skills they need.

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Author:   James Pustejovsky
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.40cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 24.70cm
Weight:   0.890kg
ISBN:  

9780521547956


ISBN 10:   0521547954
Pages:   440
Publication Date:   17 January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. The Lexicon in Linguistic Theory: 1. Introduction; 2. Lexicon and syntax; 3. Lexicon in syntactic frameworks; 4. Lexicon and semantics; 5. Lexicon in semantic frameworks; Part II. Lexical Structures: 6. The structure of a lexical entry; 7. Semantic typing and decomposition; 8. Argument structure; 9. Lexical aspect, tense, and modality; Part III. Lexicon as a System: 10. General architecture of the lexicon; 11. Compositionality in the mapping from the lexicon to syntax; Answers to selected exercises; Online resources; Glossary; References; Subject index; Name index.

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Advance praise: 'A landmark work that explores the lexicon in impressive breadth and depth. Beautifully written and thoughtfully structured, it will serve as the textbook of choice for a wide range of disciplines, as well as an invaluable resource for workers in theoretical and applied linguistics, who will find inspiration for future research on the lexicon.' Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, New Jersey Advance praise: 'James Pustejovsky and Olga Batiukova guide us through the complexities of the lexicon and lexical theories, offering a long-awaited comprehensive view of their different facets. A must-have compass for learning what we know about the lexicon and the challenges that still lie ahead.' Alessandro Lenci, Universita di Pisa Advance praise: 'A landmark work that explores the lexicon in impressive breadth and depth. Beautifully written and thoughtfully structured, it will serve as the textbook of choice for a wide range of disciplines, as well as an invaluable resource for workers in theoretical and applied linguistics, who will find inspiration for future research on the lexicon.' Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, New Jersey Advance praise: 'James Pustejovsky and Olga Batiukova guide us through the complexities of the lexicon and lexical theories, offering a long-awaited comprehensive view of their different facets. A must-have compass for learning what we know about the lexicon and the challenges that still lie ahead.' Alessandro Lenci, Universita di Pisa


Advance praise: 'A landmark work that explores the lexicon in impressive breadth and depth. Beautifully written and thoughtfully structured, it will serve as the textbook of choice for a wide range of disciplines, as well as an invaluable resource for workers in theoretical and applied linguistics, who will find inspiration for future research on the lexicon.' Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, New Jersey Advance praise: 'James Pustejovsky and Olga Batiukova guide us through the complexities of the lexicon and lexical theories, offering a long-awaited comprehensive view of their different facets. A must-have compass for learning what we know about the lexicon and the challenges that still lie ahead.' Alessandro Lenci, Universita di Pisa


Author Information

James Pustejovsky is the TJX Feldberg Chair in Computer Science at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, where he is also Chair of the Linguistics Program, Chair of the Computational Linguistics M.A. Program, and Director of the Lab for Linguistics and Computation. His research interests include semantics and the lexicon, temporal and spatial reasoning, multimodal communication, language-vision interaction, linguistic annotation, linguistic tool support for the digital humanities, and machine learning. Olga Batiukova is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish Philology at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where she received her Ph.D. in Spanish Language and General Linguistics. She has researched and published in areas involving lexical theory and its impact on lexicography, syntax-lexicon interface, morphological encoding of lexical information, verbal aspect, and psycholinguistic study of aspectual features.

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