Ling-Semantics - LING-SEMANTICS 1 Semantics is the study of...

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LING-SEMANTICS 1. Semantics is the study of the linguistic meaning of morphemes, words, phrases, and sentences (not affected by context) 2. Lexicon is the part of the grammar that contains the knowledge speakers have about individual words and morphemes. 3. Ambiguity is a term used to characterize phenomena that have more than only one meaning that bear multiple interpretations. - Structural ambiguity: the syntactic structure of some phrases and sentences can be interpreted in more than one-way. - Lexical ambiguity: the words have more than one meaning. (1) She can’t bear children (lexical ambiguity) - She can’s give birth to children - She can’t tolerate children (2) He saw that gasoline can explode (structural ambiguity) - He saw that gasoline (fuel) is flammable - He saw the can (container) of gasoline exploded (3) It takes a good ruler to make a straight line (lexical ambiguity) - It takes a good measurement tool to draw a straight line - It takes a good leader to keep things straight/in order (4) The long drill was boring (lexical ambiguity) - The long exercise/training was boring
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  • Spring '16
  • Mr.Lambang
  • Semantics, Retronym, Lexical ambiguity, Polysemy, Metonym

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