Semantics

Discipline: Philosophy

Numerous contributors from both disciplines.

The study of meaning in natural language.

'Meaning' is an elusive concept which modern linguists tackle by dispersing into other fundamental ideas such as IMPLICATURE, MEANING-NN, sense and reference, VALUE.

Also see: LEXICAL SEMANTICS, STRUCTURAL SEMANTICS, theories of meaning, truth-conditional semantics

Source:
J Lyons, Semantics (Cambridge, 1977)

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