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By Alan Cruse

ISBN-10: 0748624058

ISBN-13: 9780748624058

This handy-size reference ebook includes the entire phrases prone to be encountered in a semester's learn of sociolinguistics. The definitions are transparent, concise and entire, and lots of examples are supplied. extra maps and diagrams supplement the textual content. hugely steered.

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Contrary Two propositions stand in a contrary relation to one another if the truth of one entails the falsity of the other, but the falsity of one does not entail the truth of the other. This means that they cannot both be true, but they may both be false. g. a guinea pig). This relationship underlies the notion of incompatibility in lexical semantics, as well as some varieties of opposite, such as polar antonyms. conventional implicatures These are components of the meanings of utterances which are not propositional in nature, but which have a stable association with particular linguistic expressions and which therefore cannot be cancelled without anomaly.

The term is also applied to lexical items related by complementarity. contrary Two propositions stand in a contrary relation to one another if the truth of one entails the falsity of the other, but the falsity of one does not entail the truth of the other. This means that they cannot both be true, but they may both be false. g. a guinea pig). This relationship underlies the notion of incompatibility in lexical semantics, as well as some varieties of opposite, such as polar antonyms. conventional implicatures These are components of the meanings of utterances which are not propositional in nature, but which have a stable association with particular linguistic expressions and which therefore cannot be cancelled without anomaly.

The following are some of the relevant correspondences between these domains: journey beginning of journey end of journey reaching destination crossroads going uphill obstacles fellow-travellers life birth death achieving aim point of choice finding life difficult difficulties partners, colleagues, friends These correspondences allow expressions such as the following to be interpreted: My son is just beginning life’s journey. 793 02 pages 001-202 32 31/3/06 10:19 Page 32 A GLOSSARY OF SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS His progress has been a bit slow, but I think he’s now got where he wants to be.

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