Semantics


What Is Word Meaning?

Dictionary definitions

Mental images

Prototypes

Reference

Sense, as opposed to reference

Semantic decomposition

Rules about meaning

Necessary and sufficient conditions

More typical and less typical features

Semantic relations

Context-freeness

Literal and figurative meaning

Polysemy, ambiguity, and indeterminacy

Meanings of particular parts of speech (syntactic categories)
Contract

An overview of formal semantics

Acquisition of Word Meaning


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