By Alan Cruse
This easy-to-use advisor illuminates key ideas and phrases in semantics and pragmatics and the research of which means because it is conveyed via language.
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Someone who says Sometimes when you are worried about something, it helps to talk about it would be unlikely to be accused of using a cliché. In linguistics, the term sometimes has a different meaning. It is used to refer to a phrase that, like an idiom, is stored in the mental lexicon in a ready-made form, but, unlike an idiom, is semantically transparent. Examples are: This is a tax-and-spend Government, You’ll have to wait and see. closed set items These are grammatical elements, either affixes or free words, which have three main characteristics: 1.
One way or another, this must be true in general terms otherwise we would have to learn the meanings of all multi-word expressions separately. However, not all expressions of a language conform to this principle. Those that do are described as ‘compositional’; those that do not are described as ‘noncompositional’ or ‘semantically opaque’. Semantic opacity (which is a matter of degree) is a prototypical characteristic of idioms. concepts, conceptual categories To a first approximation, conceptual categories are classes of entities in the world, like dog, chair, dictatorship (we must interpret ‘entity’ in the broadest sense, to include properties like 30 A GLOSSARY OF SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS red, actions like speak, and so on).
Two scholars have been especially influential in developing this approach: Lakoff and Langacker. coherence see under cohesion vs coherence cohesion vs coherence These are types of connectedness which distinguish texts from random collections of A GLOSSARY OF SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS 27 words. Cohesion is a matter of form and concerns (mainly grammatical) ways of connecting one piece of language to another, such as agreement and anaphora. Coherence is a matter of meaning compatibility and relevance.
A Glossary of Semantics and Pragmatics (Glossaries in Linguistics) by Alan Cruse