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On Semantics

On Semantics

Uriel Weinreich. Edited by William Labov and Beatrice S. Weinreich

440 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 1980 | ISBN 9780812277593 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2018 | ISBN 9781512819267 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

"A well edited collection of Weinreich's articles."—Choice

"The critical works soar, fly; they are graceful and forceful. . . . There is reason to read and reread Weinreich on semantics."—Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Uriel Weinreich was of the innovative and creative thinkers in the field of semantics in the twentieth century. This volume contains all of Weinreich's writings on semantics, including a number of papers that were not published in his lifetime. It includes the first paper on the universals of semantic theory, an analysis of the fundamental concepts of semantics and semiotics, and a critique of lexicography.

William Labov, a student of Weinreich's, is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Beatrice S. Weinreich, folklorist and cultural geographer, worked closely with her husband, Uriel Weinreich, for twenty years.

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