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1 CMN 105: Lecture Study Guide Exam # 1 Meaning/Language Principles 1. a.) What’s the difference between the fields of Semantics and Pragmatics? b.) What other disciplines influence the two? 2. What are the two broad types of human experience? Why is this important to understand? 3. a.) Why are signs and symbols considered to be “meaning vehicles?” b.) What’s the difference between the two? 4. What is the goal of communication? What’s it mean that humans are “meaning seeking” creatures? 5. What are the various types of meaning in the transmission of a message?
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2 6. What are the three facets that make up content meaning? 7. a.) What is denotative and connotative meaning? b.) How are they different? c.) What is the communicative implication of connotative meaning? 8. What do the terms referent, co-referent, and extension mean? a. Referent- b. Co-referent- c. Extension- 9. a.) What is abstraction in language? b.) What makes one word more or less abstract than another word? c.) What’s useful about abstract language and what’s potentially problematic about abstract language?
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10. a.) What’s it mean that language is arbitrary? b.) Why are onomatopoeias considered arbitrary? 11.What is lexical and syntactical ambiguity? What were some examples? a.) lexical ambiguity- b.) syntactical ambiguity- 12.How does language encourage polarized thinking? 13.
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