Essays Tagged: "Semantics"

Comparative Analysis of Austin & Searle's Speech Act Theories

al positivism that could be assessed in terms of 'truth' and 'falsity' ('known as truth conditional semantics'), was keen on the way regular people use language in everyday situations. Moreover, he wa ...

(13 pages) 135 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Critically analyse the main theories on interjections like 'Huh!', 'Ah!', 'Ha!', etc.

semantic area of linguistics. They are an important aspect that is worth considering in regards to semantics due to the fact that they are so commonly used, differing from language to language but ne ... n analysis of interjections it is relevant to bear in mind the three main questions that studies in semantics are currently concerned with (in order to provide a mental framework in which to compare t ...

(16 pages) 123 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

This essay is about the cultural communication differences

f words (in their appropriate forms) by which their connection and relation in a sentence are shown.Semantics - A science dealing with the sources of and vehicles for conveying meaning between two or ...

(3 pages) 280 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Chuang Tzu & Mencius.

e.Chuang Tzu's familiarity with and confident handling of the technical language of ancient Chinese semantics make it probable that he had the ancient Chinese equivalent of analytic philosophical trai ... counterparts' works have done. Chuang Tzu's familiarity, and confident handling of ancient Chinese semantics suggests that he had the ancient Chinese equivalent of analytic philosophical training.Men ...

(6 pages) 58 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Linguistics of the Great Gatsby". This paper describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's linguistic style as represented in his modern story, "The Great Gatsby".

lections and word formation (morphology), its sentence structure (syntax), and its meaning changes (semantics), as well as other minor features such as grammar and spelling. Linguistic style is what h ...

(8 pages) 172 1 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Relationship between Psychic Trauma and External Conditions in "After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes--" by Emily Dickinson.

ry interesting because she exploits the potentialities of the form as much as the capacities of the semantics. In "After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes", one of her definition poems, she refers to ...

(11 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Four ways in which cohesion is achieved in written discourse

his writing: co-reference, lexical relationships, ellipsis and conjunctive relations.Co-referenceIn semantics, this term refers to the relationship that exists between a word and what it represents in ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Metalanguage in a world of nonsense based on the book Alice in the Wonderland

ytelling stands as a foundation in Carroll's world. He accentuates his mastery of the subtleties of semantics, which appears to be an underlying principle of nonsense in the book. Nonsense is the esse ... iple of nonsense in the book. Nonsense is the essence of metalanguage in Wonderland in which speech semantics dominate.Marret expresses clearly that in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

COMPOSITIONALITY: An Essential Ingredient of Meaning

ngredient of MeaningSamir KarmakarMeaning in western tradition develops under the general notion of semantics, in some different way. Whenever we are discussing about the meaning of a word, our basic ... modus essendi (modes of existence), one has to establish a equivalence relation between syntax and semantics; because sentence is the vehicle to attain the divinity of the semantics. Even in case of ...

(3 pages) 40 0 4.8 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Pro-lifers should never use the word bortion

age. Now somewhere along the line the PCKU (pro-choice to kill the unborn) has taken liberties with semantics and uses the word abortion in place of surgical or induced abortion.The definition of viab ...

(5 pages) 36 3 4.5 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Verbal Communication.

Who thought of that meaning with that word? Who knows, but that is what we relate the two together.Semantics means the study of the way humans use language to evoke meaning in others. For example, "I ...

(3 pages) 100 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Scholasticism; What It Is and Who Started It.

theologian that used the scholastic method when he spoke to others.Scholasticism combined logic and semantics into one discipline, and is generally seen to have been the idea that developed the unders ...

(9 pages) 69 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Presupposition in Semantics

2. In the 1960s, presupposition entered the area of linguistics and became a significant concept in semantics. Later in the 1970s, Keenan introduced presupposition to the pragmatics to describe a rela ... nd pragmatic presupposition. This thesis is mainly centered on the exploration of presupposition in semantics from the perspectives of features and problems of presupposition. For the sake of searchin ...

(16 pages) 60 1 3.8 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Notes and important details from the book The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web by Dave Shea (Author), Molly E. Holzschlag (Author)

HTML semantics: elements are chosen for their purpose and not their appearance-use CSS to alter appearanc ...

(1 pages) 850 0 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Programming Languages

language and literature Because all literature is created with words,

nstruction; figures of speech; linguistics; phonetics; phonology and morphology; psycholinguistics; semantics; semiotics; structuralism; syntax; and versification.Some linguists regard literary artifa ...

(4 pages) 550 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Atheism and Adolescent Identity

n a child becomes more focused in their search for a religious deity. An atheist therefore based on semantics would be one who has no spirituality because they do not believe in any deity, and therefo ...

(7 pages) 30 1 3.7 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Discuss the importance of context in understanding language play.

ong. Cook (2000 p.122) splits the features of language play into three categories: linguistic form, semantics and pragmatics.Linguistic form focuses on the phonology of words and includes language fea ... r in news headlines, commonly it is an effective tool to attract attention through the use of a pun.Semantics is concerned with the meaning of words and phrases. It concentrates on the syntactic (stru ...

(6 pages) 39 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Explain how the courts apply Acts of Parliament in deciding cases

ies as defence, exemplified in the case of Smith v Hughes (1960). This case demonstrates the use of semantics by defendants to clear charges brought against them, here prostitutes tried to avoid solic ...

(1 pages) 34 0 1.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


ntroductionOntologies in computer science are computer based resources that represent agreed domain semantics. An Ontology consists of relatively generic knowledge that can be reused by different kind ...

(8 pages) 21 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science


nguage operates at two levels: the logical level (for proposals or offers) and the pragmatic level (semantics, syntax, and style). The meaning conveyed by a proposition or statement is a combination o ...

(5 pages) 56 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers