Linguistic semantics： An Introducition is the successor to Sir John Lyonss textbook Language, Meaning and conteext(1981).While preserving the general structure of the earlier book. the author has substantially expanded its scope to introduce several topics that were not previously discussed, and to take account of new developments in linguistic semantics over the past decade. The resulting work is an invaluable guide to the subject. offering clarifications of its specialized terms and explaining its relationship to formal and philosophical semantics and to contemporary pragmatics. with its clear and accessible style it will appeal to a wide student readership.