Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7846
Title: Semantics
Contributor(s): Gladkova, Anna  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7846
Abstract: Semantics is the study of meaning in language. In the logical tradition, semantics concerns the relationship between linguistic expressions and the phenomena in the world to which they refer and considers the conditions under which such expressions can be regarded as true or false. The linguistic or conceptual tradition, on the other hand, refers to the meaning of an expression as a structured idea or "concept" in the mind of the person using that expression. Studies in linguistic semantics demonstrate that there exists considerable cross-linguistic variation in the conceptual content of the lexicon, especially in areas such as emotions, values, speech acts, motion, and artifacts. However, it is also possible to identify a set of universal meanings (or semantic primes) which are found across all languages. Semantic studies create a window onto conceptualization and cognition and provide valuable findings for cultural and cross-cultural psychology, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and cognitive linguistics.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology, p. 483-483
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780511633980
9780521854702
0521854709
9780521671002
0521671000
051163398X
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
Other Links: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item2326847
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21052575
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 91
Views: 91
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Entry In Reference Work

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

106
checked on Mar 3, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.