Geoffrey Sampson


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Publications: Semantics

Review of The Crucible of Language: How Language and Mind Create Meaning by Vyvyan Evans, Language and Dialogue 6.329–36, 2016.

One man’s norm is another’s metaphor”, Language and Dialogue 3.437–56, 2013.

Gladstone as linguist”, Journal of Literary Semantics 42.1–29, 2013; a version reprinted as chapter 14 of Grammar Without Grammaticality.

Review of Lexical Semantics, ed. by Pustejovsky & Boguraev, Journal of Literary Semantics 26.229–32, 1997.

“The resurgence of metaphor” (review article on Metaphor and Thought, ed. by A. Ortony), Lingua 54.211–26, 1981.

“The politics of meaning”, Journal of Literary Semantics 10.3–9, 1981.

Review of Axiomatic Semantics by S.G.J. Hervey, Journal of Literary Semantics 10.49–50, 1981.

Review of Inferential Semantics by R.F. Parker-Rhodes, Journal of Literary Semantics 8.118–22, 1979.

Review of Introduction to Contemporary Linguistic Semantics by G.L. Dillon, Journal of Literary Semantics 7.51–3, 1978.

“The indivisibility of words”, Journal of Linguistics 15.39–47, 1979.

Review of Logic in Linguistics by Allwood et al., Journal of Literary Semantics 7.112–4, 1978.

Review of Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics by Ruth Kempson, Journal of Literary Semantics 6.51–2, 1977.

“An empirical hypothesis about natural semantics”, Journal of Philosophical Logic 5.209–36, 1976.

Review of Semantic Structures by Renate Bartsch & T. Vennemann, Foundations of Language 12.287–9, 1974.

Review of Pragmatics of Natural Languages by Y. Bar-Hillel, Philosophia 4.385–92, 1974.

Review of Towards a Semantic Description of English by G.N. Leech, Foundations of Language 9.249–53, nominally 1972 but actually 1973.

“The concept ‘semantic representation’ ”, Semiotica 7.97–134, 1973.

Natural language and the paradox of the Liar”, Semiotica 5.305–23, 1972.

“An equivocation in an argument for generative semantics”, Foundations of Language 7.426–8, 1971.

“Pragmatic self-verification and performatives”, Foundations of Language 7.300–2, 1971.

“ ‘Good’ ”, Linguistic Inquiry 1.257–60, 1970.



Geoffrey Sampson

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