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Meaningful words - M eaningful Words Martha Kennedy IDS 290...

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Meaningful Words Martha Kennedy, IDS 290, SDSU
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Meaning, n. 1.what a word, sign, or symbol means 2. what somebody intends to express 3. what something signifies or indicates 4. psychological or moral sense, purpose, or significance Encarta® World English Dictionary © 1999 Microsoft Corporation.
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The meaning of “Meaning” is to mean something?
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Meaning, n. 1.what a word, sign, or symbol means 2. what somebody intends to express 3. what something signifies or indicates 4. psychological or moral sense, purpose, or significance Encarta® World English Dictionary © 1999 Microsoft Corporation.
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“Meaning” is what someone intends to express”?
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There is more to “meaning” than “intention”. You are responsible for what your audience understands.
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Meaning is not found in the dictionary’s definitions.
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“Meaning” is what your reader or listener understands from what you’ve written or said
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Choose words that are clearly understood by most people
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Objections to this policy: Why should I dumb things down for people?
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