Camilo Andres Piñeros Ovalle – Semantics and Pragmatics 051350262010


Connotation: A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or
literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in.

Definition: A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol. Denotation: The primary, literal or explicit meaning of a word, phrase or symbol. Dialect: functional language. Discourse: Speech given by the speaker in the social practice. Intension: Any property or quality connoted by a word, phrase or other symbol, contrasted to actual instances
in the real world to which the term applies.

Interpretation: The assigning of meaning to a linguistic chain. Level: Degree of complexity. Philology: Discipline concerned with the establishment and study of texts at all levels of analysis ; it is the
foundation of linguistics.

Meaning: The definition or connotation of a word. Politeness: Correct manner of communication, written or spoken. Pragmatics: Study of the utterances and their contexts. Referent: The specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes. Sarcasm: Softly way to attack a statement. Semantics: A branch of linguistics studying the meaning of words. Sense: A single conventional use of a word; one of the entries for a word in a dictionary. Sentence: Syntactic structure of an utterance. Signification: Signified of a linguistic unit defined by abstracting context and communicational situation. Text: autonomous linguistic chain (oral or written) that constitutes an empirical unit Word: completely integrated grouping of morphemes.

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