Axiomatic semantics a theory of linguistic semantics by SaМЃndor G. J. Hervey

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  • Semantics.,
  • Functionalism (Linguistics),
  • Chinese language -- Semantics.

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StatementSándor G.J. Hervey.
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LC ClassificationsP325 .H47
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Paginationxxvii, 313 p. :
Number of Pages313
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Open LibraryOL4196362M
ISBN 100707302226
LC Control Number80475188

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