Semantics and core ideas

IB English B: Semantics and core ideas

."Semantics" is a big, burly word, slightly intimidating - and anyway, what does it have to do with the practical business of teaching language? Quite a lot, I would argue, but let"s define terms...Semantics : "relating to signification or meaning" (OED) ... "specifically the study of linguistic meaning, of words and sentences" (A Dictionary of Stylistics Wales 1989)Note the relationship with ...

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