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The study of meanign in language.
The study of composition of words in a language.
The study of sense.
This is what a speaker means when he/she uses a piece of language.
This is what a sentence or word means.
A theory is...
The one that deals with semantic facts abput meaning, such as those stated in the true statements above.
It is a precisely specified, coherent, and economical framework of independent statements and definitions, constructed so that as large a number as possible of particular basic facts can either be seen to follow it or be describable in terms of it.
Can a semantics theory include the study of syntax (grammar) and phonetics (pronunciation) besides the study os meanig?
This is a stretch of talk, by one person, before and after which there is silence on the part of that person. It is the use of a particular speaker, on a particular occasion, of a piece of language, such as a sequence of sentences, or a single phrase, er even a single word.
Is "Not much" an example of an utterance?
It is considered as a strig of words put together by the grammatical rules of a language, it can be thought as the ideal string of words behind various realizations in utterances and inscriptions.
Is "John" an example of a sentence?
It is that part of the meaning of the utterance of a declarative sentence which describes some state of affairs.
Can an utterance be loud and quiet?
Can a sentence be loud and quiet?
Can propositions be loud and quiet?
Can utterances be grammatical or not?
Can sentences be grammatical or not?
Can propositions be grammatical or not?
Can utterances be true or false?
Can sentences be true or false?
Can propositions be true or false?
Can utterances be in a particular regional accent?
Can sentences be in a particular regional accent?
Can propositions be in a particular regional accent?
Can utterances be in a particular language?
Can sentences be in a particular language?
Can propositions be in a particular language?
By means of referece the speaker indicates which things in the world (including people) are being talked about.
How do we call the relationship between parts of a language and thigs outside the language?
How do we call the escence of a word or an expression? it also can be described as the description or the meaning of a word or of an expression.
This is the description of a word that you can find in a dictionary?
Considering the following examples:
I have an account in the Bank of Scotland.
She banked the furnance up with coke last night.
Can a word have more than one sense?
In the following example "A man was here looking for you last night"... is "a man" a referring expression?
An __________ ______________ is a part of a sentence which could be made into a complete sentence by the addition of a referring expression, but where the addition of different referring expressions, even though they refer to the same thing or person, in a given situation, will yield sentences with DIFFERENT meaning when uttered in a given situation.
Opaque contexst involve typically a certain kind of verb... Which are these verbs? Choose two options.
think, wonder about
Select the sentences with "equative sentences" in them.
Claudia Leyra is your semantics teacher.
Christian's brother is Sofi's brother too.
Diego is my semantics student.
Toluca is the Capital of the State of Mexico
Briseida hit the woman next to her.
This word or group of words make the most specific contribution to the meaning of the sentece.
Which is the predicator in: Mummy is asleep.
An argument is a role played by referring expressions... So, choose the arguments for the sentence below:
Juan arrested Pablo.
In which of the followng sentences does the predicate male functions as a predicator? Choose the best options.
The male gorilla at the zoo had a nasty accident yesterday.
The gorilla at the zoo is a male.
The gorilla at the zoo is male.
Choose from the following strings of language the one that is a sentence.
I would like a cup of coffee
In the kitchen
Do pavement and sidewalk have the same sense, but in different dialects of English?
Do sofa and coach have the same sense, but in different dialects of English?
Choose from the list below the words that can be used as referring expressions:
The girl next to the window
You and me
Choose the words that could refer of things in the world?
The incomplete sentence “Wili thinks… is a smart person” constitutes…
an equative sentence
an opaque context
In Claudia is Mexican… the predicator is Mexican, and the argument is Claudia.
Choose the sentence that has a verb with a three-place predicate:
Felipe gave Alfonso
Felipe gave a nice present
Felipe gave Alfonso a nice present
Choose the generic sentences from the sentences below:
Gentlemen prefer blondes
David is a twit
The male of the species guard the eggs
A bee builds up a honeycomb in a tree
A wasp just stung me on the neck
Choose the deictic words from the list below.
Which of the following sentences has a direct quotation:
a) John “I like your trainers”.
b) John said he liked my trainers.
Choose the best option of the deictical transformation in the following sentence:
Alfonso: “I have too much work to do at the office”
He said he had too much work to do at the office.
I-he / have-had
Which sentence below shows "definiteness"?
The world is unique in the universe.
A planet is part of the solar system.