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Author Beedham, Christopher.

Title Language and meaning [electronic resource] : the structural creation of reality / Christopher Beedham.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in functional and structural linguistics, 0165-7712 ; v. 55
Studies in functional and structural linguistics ; v. 55. 0165-7712
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-200) and index.
Contents Language and Meaning; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Saussurean structuralism; 2. Aspect; 3. The passive; 4. Generative grammar; 5. Tense and irregular verbs; 6. Text grammar; 7. The method of lexical exceptions; Conclusion; Notes; References; Appendix I; Appendix II; Glossary of aspect terms; Name index; Subject index; The series Studies In Functional And Structural Linguistics.
Summary This book illustrates the structuralist idea that language creates the reality we perceive. The data presented in this volume focus on the problematic issues of the passive construction and irregular (strong) verbs, with examples taken primarily from English with separate subsections on German and Russian. The author presents a new and different analysis of these complex topics which proceeds from the levels of form to meaning rather than the traditional and generative methodologies that follow the opposite path from meaning to form. This book will be of interest to all linguists who have ever.
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Subject Structural linguistics.
Generative grammar.
Russian language -- Grammar, Comparative -- German.
German language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Russian.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Beedham, Christopher. Language and meaning. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2005 9027215642 9789027215642 (DLC) 2005048394 (OCoLC)60245530
ISBN 9789027293923 (electronic bk.)
9027293929 (electronic bk.)
9789027215642
9027215642 (Trade Cloth)