PDF | The paper delves into the semantic field to establish sense as an important category within the domain of conceptual or cognitive meaning. We deal with relationships inside the language. If semantics is a science, it cannot operate Pragmatics deals with what ... depends on a contextually-determined reference of the demonstrative. SemanticS ‘’Semantics is the study of meaning in language.’’ ‘’Linguistic semantics is the study of meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language.’’ (Hurford, Heasley & Smith, 2007) 3. definite, indefinite articles •a person, the person •Not all words contain a referent in the real world •unicorn ... Semantics, is the study of . Reference - By means of reference a speaker indicates which thing or people are being talked about . RefeRence Reference deals with the relationship between language and the world. Sense and Reference, p. 3 calculus to incorporate Frege’s insights. Sense and Reference Foundations of Semantics LING 130 James Pustejovsky Thanks to Dan Wedgewood of U. Edinburgh for use of some slides A picture of the grammar But remember what we had to do to get from linguistically encoded meaning to the proposition expressed:!Assign reference SENSE RELATIONS I SYNONYMY & ANTONYMY 1.SYNONYMY • refers to ‘sameness of m.’, s. relation in which different l. forms have the ?same? The reference of a word is the thing, event, or state that it points to in the world. A fourth, very important aspect of meaning is connotation. Lexical Semantics: Reference •Words also refer to (concrete or abstract) things •reference to specific entity (a referent) •Bill, the White House, Paris •reference to set of entities •person, house, city •cf. The world X1 x2 language The world y X language Both reference and sense are different but related aspects of semantics • 2. A term's reference IS the object it refers to. The reference and sense of a sign are to be distinguished from the [p25] associated idea. You can find in in many anthologies. Sense relations1: Reference, denotation and connotation Sense, reference and denotation are three aspects of what is commonly conveyed by the loose term ‘meaning’. For example: 'The husband of Barbara Bush is the President who succeeded Ronald Reagan.' REFERENCE SENSE 4. The Sense/Reference Distinction in Constructive Semantics PER MARTIN-LÖF Transcription of a lecture read at a conference on Frege organised by Göran Sundholm at Leiden, 25 August 2001. Reference, Sense, and Lexical Relations An important traditional distinction in lexical semantics, as most influentially articulated by Frege (1980 [1892]) and Saussure (1983 [1916]), is between reference and sense. I guess the Reference is: A [former] President of the USA (George Bush senior); "sense and reference are two different aspects of the meaning of some kinds of terms. 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