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An essay in universal semantics

by Achille C. Varzi

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics,
  • Semantics (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAchille C. Varzi.
    SeriesTopoi library ;, v. 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP325 .V387 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 146 p. ;
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL39529M
    ISBN 100792356292
    LC Control Number99029021

    Introducing Semantics Semantics is the study of meaning in language. This clear and The book also highlights the connections between semantics and the wider study of human language in psychology, anthropology and linguistics itself. Are the maxims universal? Relevance theory Semantics and pragmatics Summary File Size: KB. Semantic primes or semantic primitives are a set of semantic concepts that are innately understood but cannot be expressed in simpler terms. They represent words or phrases that are learned through practice but cannot be defined concretely. For example, although the meaning of "touching" is readily understood, a dictionary might define "touch" as "to make contact" and .

    Semantics and pragmatics Introduction. Pragmatics is the study of "how to do things with words" (the name of a well known book by the philosopher J.L. Austin), or of the meaning of language in context. Crystal considers it to be part of the wider field of discourse analysis. Although assertions, questions and orders are fairly universal. 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.

    Lexical Semantics: Hyponyms & Hypernyms •Hyponym: word x is a hyponym of word y if the sets of referents of x is always in the set of referents of y •e.g. the set of poodles is always in the set of dogs •Hypernym: the converse of hyponym •above, ‘dogs’ = hypernym, ‘poodles’ = hyponymFile Size: 1MB. General semantics is a self-improvement and therapy program begun in the s that seeks to regulate human mental habits and behaviors. After partial launches under the names human engineering and humanology, Polish-American originator Alfred Korzybski (–) fully launched the program as general semantics in with the publication of Science and .


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