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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 12/6/10 Semantics Week 6, Class 1 Today’s Agenda Examining semantics Word meaning and vocabulary “My name is Alice…” “It’s a stupid name enough!” Humpty Dumpty interrupted impatiently. “What does is mean?” “Must a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully. “Of course it must.” Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh, “my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape Semantics Study of linguistic meaning Lexical semantics Study of word meanings Sentential semantics Study of sentence meaning Consider the meanings of That was no mean feat… This will mean the end of the regime I mean to help if I can “Keep off the grass” means you! His losing his job means that he will have to look again Godiva means fine chocolate Varieties of Word Meaning...
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