New PDF release: A Glossary of Semantics and Pragmatics

By Alan Cruse

ISBN-10: 0748624058

ISBN-13: 9780748624058

This easy-to-use advisor illuminates key recommendations and phrases in semantics and pragmatics and the learn of which means because it is conveyed via language.

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Mini-text 1 is cohesive, but not coherent, whereas mini-text 2 is short on overt indicators of cohesion, but is coherent: 1. My father came into my room. So I plugged him in and switched him on. 2. There was a loud knock. I opened the door. Two policemen. collective plural see under plural collocation This term is used in two main ways. The first use refers to any grammatically well-formed sequence of words that go together without oddness, such as an excellent performance. We say that, for instance, excellent ‘collocates with’ performance, meaning that they go together normally; we can also say that excellent is ‘a normal collocate’ of performance.

2. There was a loud knock. I opened the door. Two policemen. collective plural see under plural collocation This term is used in two main ways. The first use refers to any grammatically well-formed sequence of words that go together without oddness, such as an excellent performance. We say that, for instance, excellent ‘collocates with’ performance, meaning that they go together normally; we can also say that excellent is ‘a normal collocate’ of performance. The other use is to refer to a sequence of words that is compositional (unlike a prototypical idiom, for example), but nonetheless forms a unit in some way.

Each of these aspects of meaning has a different specification under the remaining qualia roles. For instance, under the constitutive role, the parts of a text are different from the parts of a physical book; under the telic role, the function of a text is to be read, but the function of the physical book is to give the text a physical form; under the agentive role, a book as text originates in a process of writing, but the physical book originates in a process of printing, binding, and so on. dual Dual is a term in the number system of some languages which indicates exactly two of whatever is being counted.

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