Unformatted text preview: -Diagnostic – a feature intrinsic to some reality which helps us see that reality: fever is a symptom of illness (focuses on the signified) o Ex. The height of a mercury column in a thermometer is diagnostic of the temperature (the temperature modifies the volume of the mercury)-Prognostic – “the election of the new president means nothing good” o Ex. Heavy dark clouds announces rain o A prognostic is a diagnostic about the future Meaning-‘Meaning’ is not the same as ‘concept’ -Each morpheme has a meaning, but some concepts require a number of morphemes to be expressed o Ex. ‘Intercontinental ballistic missile’ is a concept with several morphemes, each with a meaning-In some cases, meaning and concept are the same thing (ex. Horse)-‘Meaning’ is not the same as ‘significance’ … lion has the same meaning for hunter, zoologists and circus owners, but not the same significance...
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