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Semantic Analysis

Adrienne Lehrer

in Wine and Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A semantic theory must account for both how words are related to other words (intralinguistic connections) and how words connect to the world. Semantic field theory, which is appropriate for ... More


Words in pairs

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Pairs of words used in statutes may have: opposite meanings (antonyms), identical meanings (synonyms), different meanings, shared meanings (overlapping terms), or conjoined meanings (hendiadys). A ... More


Epilogue: Go Litel Boke amidst a Flurry of Auto-Antonyms

William Ian Miller

in Outrageous Fortune: Gloomy Reflections on Luck and Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197530689
eISBN:
9780197530887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530689.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a commencement address the author gave to graduating law students. It deals with the words graduation, degree, and gray. Degree is simply ‘degrade’ in a Frenchified form. Just as ... More


Metamorphosis

Joseph B. Solodow

in The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807854341
eISBN:
9781469616506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807854341.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The chapter examines how the concept of metamorphosis has been used without making any sense or determining the morality of the two narratives in Ovid's poem. The poet has used the term only to ... More


Learning Paradigmatic Structure

Vsevolod Kapatsinski

in Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037860
eISBN:
9780262346313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037860.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on the acquisition of paradigmatic structure (including research on canonical antonyms, morphological paradigms, associative inference, grammatical gender and noun ... More


The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive ... More


Certainty and possibility

Daniel Lassiter

in Graded Modality: Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198701347
eISBN:
9780191770616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701347.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics

This chapter discusses several more epistemic adjectives. Certain and its near-synonym sure are maximum adjectives that combine with proportional and percentage modifiers. A comparison with non-modal ... More


Language Correspondences

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

in Language and Communication: Essential Concepts for User Interface and Documentation Design

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195108385
eISBN:
9780197561041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195108385.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

• Is a crossword puzzle clue a definition of a word? • Can you enter to exit? • Are unrecoverable errors recoverable? • How can a word like “caution” mean “guarantee”? • What is it that happens ... More


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