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    Semantics

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    SEMANTICS (Concepts‚ and major questions) Prepared by: Mabanag‚ Leomar A. SEMANTICS Sub discipline of linguistics focuses on the study of meanings.  It understands what meaning is as an element of language.  It is closely linked to pragmatics.  PRAGMATICS SEMANTICS  Study of meaning  Study of meaning  More practical subject and is interested in meaning in language in use.  highly theoretical research perspective‚ and looks at meaning in language in isolation‚ in the language itself

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    ENGLISH SEMANTICS Curs universitar pentru Învăţământ la distanţă EDITURA UNIVERSITARIA CRAIOVA‚ 2012 CONTENTS forEwOrd....................................................................................................4 Unit I. Introduction to Semantics…………………………….5 1.1. A Short

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    students with the opportunity to understand what a concept is and what it is not. It gives students an opportunity to explain their understanding and to elaborate by providing examples and nonexamples from their own lives. S-3. Semantic Feature Analysis What is it? Semantic feature analysis (Baldwin‚ Ford‚ & Readence‚ 1981; Johnson & Pearson‚ 1984) helps students discern a term’s meaning by comparing its features to those of other terms that fall into the same category. When students

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    SEMANTICS -The study of semantics includes the study of how meaning is constructed‚ interpreted‚ clarified‚ obscured‚ illustrated‚ simplified‚ negotiated‚ contradicted and paraphrased. AREAS OF SEMANTIC THEORY * Semantic fields * Metaphor * Homonymy * Homophony * Homographs * Polysemy * Hyponymy * Hypernymy * Antonymy * Synonymy A. SEMANTIC FIELD * Set of lexemes which cover a certain conceptual domain and which bear certain specifiable relations

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    Presupposition in Semantics

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    area of linguistics and became a significant concept in semantics. Later in the 1970s‚ Keenan introduced presupposition to the pragmatics to describe a relation between a speaker and the appropriateness of a sentence in a context (Levinson: 177). Hence‚ presupposition can be distinguished into two categories: semantic presupposition and pragmatic presupposition. This thesis is mainly centered on the exploration of presupposition in semantics from the perspectives of features and problems of presupposition

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    Semantics Presentation

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    ‘LINGUISTIC SEMANTICS’ PREPARED AND PRESENTED BY AZMAT ARAA TO DR. IQBAL BUTT 4/2/15 1 SEMANTICS study of the MEANING OF THE ‘MEANING’ 4/2/15 2 DEFINITION OF SEMANTICS Semantics is taken from the Greek word ‘Semantikos’ meaning sign. The word ‘meaning’ can be defined in many ways‚ but the most pertinent definition to linguistics is : “ Meaning is the function of signs in language.” This understanding of meaning corresponds to German philosopher Ludwig Wittgensteins’ definition: “ The meaning

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    Semantics Journal

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    Wednesday‚ February 18‚ 2009 Meeting 1 (What is semantics?) What is Semantics? FOLK NAMES TECHNICAL TERMS CONTENT • Meaning • Wordings (words & structures) • (discourse) semantics • Lexico-grammar EXPRESSION • Sounds/letters • Phonology/graphology A tri-stratal semiotic system of language When the lights are out‚ they are invisible. When the stars are out‚ they are visible. There are three types of context: 1) Situational context  what the speakers know about what they can see around

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    Semantics and Meaning

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    Semantics Semantics: a branch of theoretical linguistics‚ that deals with the meanings of words and sentences. The triangle of meaning: 1- The thing: refers to the element outside the mind and outsidie the language. 2- The word: symbol which refers to the thing. 3- The meaning: it is a concept or reference .it is the image‚ attributes or abstract entity. The lines of relationship among the trio elements may take different directions: 1-thingmeaningword==we see a thing then we remember its

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    Syntax and Semantics

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    by: Cagande ‚ Leonnesa Louise B. Gatchalian‚ Rizalina V. Rapsing‚ Romalyn S. BSCS – 4C Submitted to: Prof. Sahawi‚ Malik Abstract This research is about the components of program language in order to make a program. These are syntax‚ semantics and pragmatics. Introduction Programming language is a language intended for use by a person to express a process by which a computer can solve a problem. It is use to make a program. Program is a formal description of characteristics required

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    The History of Semantics

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    semantics [Gr.‚=significant] in general‚ the study of the relationship between words and meanings. The empirical study of word meanings and sentence meanings in existing languages is a branch of linguistics; the abstract study of meaning in relation to language or symbolic logic systems is a branch of philosophy. Both are called semantics. The field of semantics has three basic concerns: the relations of words to the objects denoted by them‚ the relations of words to the interpreters of them‚ and

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