A. Areas of language
Match the definitions below with the language areas:
C. True or false?
Can you explain the difference in the sense of the word “mean” in the following expressions:
Which of these is semantics concerned with?
1. Defining words
How would you answer a child who asked :
what does “dog” mean? what does “unicorn” mean?
2. Can we separate units of meaning?
blackbird and black bird - how many words? how many concepts?
boys like to play – how many words? how many concepts?
good morning = good + morning (a morning which is good???)
good singer = good + singer (a singer who is good???)
heavy smoker = heavy + smoker (a smoker who is heavy???)
criminal lawyer = criminal + lawyer (a lawyer who is criminal???)
G. Transparent and opaque words
Which is the odd one out?
a. cranberry strawberry gooseberry blackberry