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lecture1-semantics - SEMANTICS LIGN101 INTRO TO THE STUDY...

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LIGN101 02.14.2010 SEMANTICS LIGN101 - INTRO TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE
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lign101 02.14.2011 semantics How do we know the meaning of words & sentences?
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lign101 02.14.2011 semantics No problems using words successfully but what precise meanings do the words have?
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lign101 02.14.2011 word meanings Word meanings change nice a. Of a person: foolish, silly, simple; ignorant. 1300 AD-1600 AD b. Of a person: wanton, dissolute, lascivious. 1400 AD These nyse [ v.r. wantoune] prestes playeth her nyse game By ny ȝ t. c. Precise or particular in matters of reputation or conduct; scrupulous, punctilious. 1450 d. Of dress: extravagant, showy, ostentatious. Also in extended use. Obs e. Refined, cultured; associated with polite society. 1600 AD
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lign101 02.14.2011 word meanings Word meanings change girl a. Chiefly in pl. A child of either sex; a young person. 1300 AD b. A female child. The counterpart of boy . 1400 AD
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lign101 02.14.2011 word meanings Word meanings change gay a. Noble; beautiful; excellent, fine 1325 AD b. Bright or lively-looking, esp. in colour; brilliant, showy. 1375 AD c. Of persons, their attributes, actions, etc.: light-hearted, carefree; manifesting, characterized by, or
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