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By John Huehnergard

ISBN-10: 0788503189

ISBN-13: 9780788503184

Within the 3rd variation of A Grammar of Akkadian, adjustments were made within the part at the nom­i­n­al morpheme -ån (§20.2) and the sections at the which means of the D stem (§24.3) and the Gt stem (§33.1(b)); those revisions replicate contemporary scholarship in Akkadian grammar

Other alterations contain minor revisions in wording within the presentation of the grammar in a couple of different sections; a couple of new notes to a few of the readings; additions to the glosses of a small variety of phrases within the lesson vocabularies (and the thesaurus and English Akkadian note list); and updates of the assets to be had for the research of Akkadian, and of the bibliography.

A new appendix (F) has been additional, giving Hebrew and different Semitic cognates of the Akkadian phrases within the lesson vocabularies.

The pagination of the 1st and moment variants has for the main half been retained, except the insertion of the recent appendix and some minor deviations in other places.

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The nature of the metaphor, here, is to abstract from the perceptual quality. 2 Conceptual meaning Classifiers do not denote conceptual qualities, just as they do not denote perceptual ones. That can be seen in several ways, as follows. (a) The word silver, in ‘a silver ring’ (discussed above), does not denote the abstract qualities by which SOED explains it: malleability, ductility and atomic number 47. (b) Words that have conceptual meaning in other uses lose it when they are used as Classifiers.

Although we make finer distinctions among emotions and attitudes in everyday life, I do not make them here. As argued by Fillenbaum and Rapoport (1971: 209), there are too many possible criteria for the distinctions to be reliable. 28 Semantic explanation of unmarked order across the zones Expressive meaning has been largely ignored in traditional linguistics, but I accord it considerable importance. That is supported not only by Cruse (2004), but by Fillenbaum and Rapoport (1971), Leech (1974: 26 – ‘affective meaning’), Lyons (1977: 50 – ‘expressive meaning’), Adamson (1999: 573 – the encoding of ‘emotions and evaluations’), and Tucker (2002: 53 – ‘Verbal semantics rests on a foundation of affective evaluation’).

It is objective in being not simply an expression of the speaker’s state, and is ‘displaced’ in having relevance outside the immediate speech situation. It enables a hearer to make inferences (for example, the meaning of conscious implies living), whereas from referential meaning it is our knowledge of the world that enables inference, as when being ‘in London’ implies being at a certain latitude and longitude. (These points are all from Cruse 2004: 44–5; cf. ) I distinguish two types of descriptive meaning.

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