Saturday, February 11, 2012

Semantics Theoris or Theories of Meaning

There are various theories / schools of thought / points of view to see the phenomenon called 'meaning'. These slides try to cover some of these theories of meaning. Mainly Referential Theory of Meaning, Functional Approach / Theory of Meaning, Componential Analysis Approach, and Semantic Field Theory etc. are discussed. Some traits, assumptions and weak points for each theory are also described. This is a less than perfect attempt to produce a lecture on this topic, as semantics has always been a less interesting area for me. But, even then I am hoping it can benefit a lot of people.

Friday, February 10, 2012


These slides have been prepared mainly using The Study of Language by George Yule. They cover basic of semantics and theories of semantics i.e. componential analysis theory etc. Another lecture on Theories of Semantics and Meaning would be published afterwards.