Semantics is the study of meaning in language. This clear and comprehensive textbook provides an introduction to the subject
for undergraduate students. It not only equips students with the concepts they need in order to understand the main aspects
of semantics, it also introduces the styles of reasoning and argument which characterise the field. It contains more than
200 exercises and discussion questions designed to test and deepen readers' understanding. More inclusive than other textbooks,
it clearly explains and contrasts different theoretical approaches, summarises current debates, and provides helpful suggestions
for further reading. Examples are drawn both from major world languages, such as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish
and English, and from minority ones. The book also highlights the connections between semantics and the wider study of human
language in psychology, anthropology, and linguistics itself.