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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 Semantics The Study of Language Conceptual meaning Essential components of meaning; literal or dictionary meaning; denotational meaning Needle: sharp, thin, steel The Study of Language Associative meaning: Associative connotations related to a word. Pain and blood for needle Associative meaning is used in poetry and prose. (Rose as the symbol of beauty) The Study of Language Lexical relations: Synonymy, Antonymy,Hyponymy, Prototypes, Homophones and homonyms, Polysemy, Metanymy, Collocation Lexical Relations Synonymy: two or more words have very similar semantic features. Antonymy: two or more words have opposite semantic features. The Study of Language Hyponymy: one word is included in anther Prototype: the most characteristic instance of a category. It is based on peoples experience so it is culture bound. The Study of Language Homophones: two words have the same pronunciation but different meanings. Homonyms: one word has two or more unrelated meanings . Identifying homophones 1. [ste ] 1. Stair, stare 1. Stair, stare 1....
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