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.

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