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Semantic universals in Indian languages

by Anvita Abbi

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Published by Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India -- Languages -- Semantics.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-113).

      StatementAnvita Abbi.
      ContributionsIndian Institute of Advanced Study.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPK165 .A63 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination113 p. :
      Number of Pages113
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1250886M
      ISBN 108185952175
      LC Control Number94900371

      The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages provides the basic mathematical techniques necessary for those who are beginning a study of the semantics and logics of programming languages. These techniques will allow students to invent, formalize, and justify rules with which to reason about a variety of programming languages. Although the treatment is elementary, several of the topics . Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It involves the analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context. Linguists traditionally analyse human language by observing an interplay between sound and meaning. Linguistics also deals with the social, cultural, historical, and political factors that influence language, through which linguistic and language-based context.

      Lexical Semantics: Hyponyms & Hypernyms •Hyponym: word x is a hyponym of word y if the sets of referents of x is always in the set of referents of y •e.g. the set of poodles is always in the set of dogs •Hypernym: the converse of hyponym •above, ‘dogs’ = hypernym, ‘poodles’ = hyponym. denotata. (Denotation is the relation between language expressions and things or events in worlds – not just the world we live in, but any world and time that may be spoken of.) Reference is a speaker’s use of a language expression in the course of talking about its denotatum (Allan ; Strawson ).

      About the term ‘semantics’ yFirst used in in ‘Reflected meanings: a point in semantics’. yM. Bréal: ‘An Essay on Semantics’ () yMost important usage of the term: Ogden and Richards: ‘The Meaningg of Meaningg’ () (Malinowski:(Malinowski:The‘The problem of meaning in. "Semantics is the systematic study of meaning in language, especially word and sentence meaning" (Curzan and Adams, ). Semantics can be broken down into two subfields: lexical semantics, which is the study of how words mean; and compositional semantics, which is the study of how words and syntax work together to make sentences mean.


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Semantic universals in Indian languages by Anvita Abbi Download PDF EPUB FB2

About the Book This is an important book in Areal Typology of India as it establishes that typologically and genetically diverse languages of the country including the modern and tribal language today share their linguistic structures which are manifestations of the shared underlying semantic structures.

Drawing examples from a large number of Indian language, the author has been successful in. Semantic universals in Indian languages. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Anvita Abbi; Indian Institute of. Abbi, Anvita.

Semantic universals in Indian languages. A linguistic universal is a pattern that occurs systematically Semantic universals in Indian languages book natural languages, potentially true for all of example, All languages have nouns and verbs, or If a language is spoken, it has consonants and vowels.

Research in this area of linguistics is closely tied to the study of linguistic typology, and intends to reveal generalizations across languages, likely tied to. This set of papers represents a unique collection; it is the first attempt ever to empirically test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of genetically and typologically diverse languages.

In fact the word 'collection' is not fully appropriate in this case, since the papers report research undertaken specifically for the present volume, and shaped by the same. Identification of universal human concepts found in all languages can aid interpreting and explaining culture-specific meanings encoded in the language-and-culture systems of the world.

This work attempts to test a hypothetical set of semantic and lexical universals across a number of languages. semantic properties of language (singular) as opposed to the specific semantic properties of particular languages (plural).

In other words, universal semantics is about semantic universals. But universal semantics is a term which covers quite diverse kinds of scientific study. This diversity can at least partly be traced back to different ways.

Starting from the assumption that syntactic categories can be universally identified or correlated (whether or not they are instantiated in every languages), this chapter investigates the relation between them and their semantic interpretations, focusing on the nominal domain.

It considers two possibilities: first, there might be a universal stock of categories from which individual languages.

Johan van Benthem Linguistic Universals in Logical Semantics 17 Manfred Immler Is Semantics Universal, or Isn't It. On the Relation of Language, Thought and Semantic Structure 37 Johannes Bechert The Problem of Semantic Incomparability 60 Part II: Basic Issues Hans-Jürgen Sasse Predication and Sentence Constitution in Universal Perspective Introduction.

A semantic map is a method for visually representing cross-linguistic regularity or universality in semantic structure. This method has proved attractive to typologists because it provides a convenient graphical display of the interrelationships between meanings or functions across languages, while (at the same time) differentiating what is universal from what is language-specific.

Buddhist philosophy of language Semantic nominalism Ontology Universals Unique particulars: Kiyotaka Yoshimizu - - Journal of Indian Philosophy 39 () The Problem of Universals. Charles Landesman - - New York: Semantic Universals. of semantic universals” (Mairal and Gil ix) and, in the same volume, “Most of the work on universals of human languages has been concentrated on the phonological, morphological, and syntactic properties of languages, with much less attention being devoted to the semantic side of language” (van Valin ).

: Semantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and empirical findings (Studies in Language Companion Series) (): Goddard, Cliff, Wierzbicka, Anna: Books. Frame semantics is a theory of linguistic meaning developed by Charles J.

Fillmore that extends his earlier case relates linguistic semantics to encyclopedic knowledge. The basic idea is that one cannot understand the meaning of a single word without access to. Semantics, Culture, and Cognition: Universal Human Concepts in Culture-Specific Configurations By Anna Wierzbicka Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview Aspects of Semantic Opposition in English By Arthur Mettinger Oxford University, SomeUniversalsofGrammar 63 amajority,oftypeIIIlanguages,theverbfollowsallofitsmod- ifiersandifanyotherbasicorderisallowed, theverb.

Research on the world’s Englishes presents rich data with which to test syntactic and semantic theories. This chapter discusses selected data from World Englishes that show a range of variation and quantitative patterns, and outlines three theoretical approaches to data of this type.

The discussion highlights the benefits of theory-driven descriptions and theory-based studies of the syntax. About the Book. Both comparative and critical meant to be an intensive philosophical study of Indian philosophies for post graduate students in India and outside.

Almost half the. Table adapted from Levisen and Waters and Goddard and Wierzbicka A universal syntax of meaning. Semantic primes represent universally meaningful concepts, but to have meaningful messages, or statements, such concepts must combine in a way that they themselves convey meaningful combinations, in their simplest form as sentences, constitute the syntax of the language.

The study of issue of meaning and its manifestation in language is normally referred to as Semantic In term semantics as ‘relating to signification or meaning’/Broadly speaking, semantics is that aspect of ’ linguistics which deals with the relations between referents (names) and referents (things.

that is, known as five linguistic levels and the objects-or concepts or. Linguistics - Linguistics - Semantics: Bloomfield thought that semantics, or the study of meaning, was the weak point in the scientific investigation of language and would necessarily remain so until the other sciences whose task it was to describe the universe and humanity’s place in it had advanced beyond their present state.

In his textbook Language (), he had himself adopted a.Semantic Structure of the Indian Sign Language Purushottam Kar and Achla M. Raina Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur ICOSAL ’ Eighth International Conference on South Asian Languages 6.

This is a universal law of development of all human languages. The lexical meaning pun is an expressive way of utterance to use the polysemy of words to cause a sentence to have two different interpretations, and it is also a rhetorical device in which a certain feeling is transmitted.

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