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Fr    sens1


Antonym(s): form2

Related term(s): content1, definition, paraphrase1, semantic content, semantics, sense2, signification, supposition, value, value2


Akmajian etal. 1984: 237f. (also "linguistic meaning", "speaker's meaning")
AKMAJIAN, Adrian, DEMERS, Richard A., & HARNISH, Robert M. (1984) Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 2nd Ed. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Arndt & Janney 1987: 123f.
ARNDT, Horst & JANNEY, Richard Wayne. (1987) InterGrammar: Toward an Integrative Model of Verbal, Prosodic and Kinesic Choices in Speech. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (CA)

Beaugrande & Dressler 1981: 84
BEAUGRANDE, Robert de & DRESSLER, Wolfgang. (1981) Introduction to Text Linguistics. London: Longman. (PR)

Benveniste 1971[trans.]: 249
BENVENISTE, Émile. (1971 [trans.]) Problems in General Linguistics. Trans. by Mary Elizabeth Meek. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press.

Colapietro 1993: 140-141
COLAPIETRO, Vincent M. (1993) Glossary of Semiotics. New York: Paragon House. (SN)

Collinge 1990: 140
COLLINGE, N. E. (1990) An Encyclopaedia of Language. London: Routledge.

Cruse 1986: 271-272 (propositional meaning)
CRUSE, D.A. (1986) Lexical Semantics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. (SM)

Crystal 2003: 286-287 (also "extensional meaning", "factual meaning", "objective meaning", "attitudinal meaning", "interpersonal meaning", "social meaning", "situational meaning", "textual meaning", "phonetic meaning", "phonological meaning", "semantic meaning")
CRYSTAL, David. (2003) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 5th Ed Oxford: Blackwell.

Dijk 1980: 18 (primitive of meaning), 31 (also "sentence meaning")
DIJK, Teun A. van. (1980) Macrostructures: An Interdisciplinary Study of Global Structures in Discourse, Interaction, and Cognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dik I 1997: 12 (= semantic content)
DIK, Simon C. (1997) The Theory of Functional Grammar, Part 1, 2nd edition: The Structure of the Clause. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (FG)

Doke 1935: 143
DOKE, Clement M. (1935) Bantu Linguistic Terminology. London: Longmans, Green, & Co.

Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 247, 264
DUCROT, Oswald and TODOROV, Tzvetan. (1979 [trans.]) Encyclopedic Dictionary of the  Sciences of Language. Trans. by Catherine Porter. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Eggins 1994: 11-13 (experiential meaning, interpersonal meaning, textual meaning)
EGGINS, Suzanne. (1994) An Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics. London: Pinter Publishers. (FG)

ELL: 2406-2410
The Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. (1994) Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Finch 2000: 144 (sentence meaning, utterance meaning), 145 (contextualised meaning, decontextualised meaning), 156 (associative meaning), 182-183 (speaker meaning)
FINCH, Geoffrey. (2000) Linguistic Terms and Concepts. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Gazdar 1979: 24 (meaning-preserving)
GAZDAR, Gerald. (1979) Pragmatics: Implicature, Presupposition, and Logical Form. New York: Academic Press. (PR)

Givon 1984: 32 (also "lexical-semantic meaning"), 86 (propositional-semantic meaning)
GIVON, Talmy. (1984) Syntax: A Functional-Typological Introduction, Vols. I & II. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (SY)

Grimes 1975: 114
GRIMES, Joseph E. (1975) The Thread of Discourse. The Hague: Mouton. (DA)

Gumperz & Hymes 1972: 417-418 (social meaning)
GUMPERZ, John J. and HYMES, Dell (eds.). (1972) Directions in Sociolinguistics: The Ethnography of Communication. New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston. (EC)

Halliday 1978: 63 (social meaning)
HALLIDAY, M.A.K. (1978) Language as Social Semiotic: The social interpretation of language and meaning. Baltimore: University Park Press. (SL)

Hartmann & Stork 1972: 138-139 (also "situational meaning", "extended meaning", "widened meaning", "specialized meaning", narrowed meaning" , "intensional meaning")
HARTMANN, R.R.K. & STORK, F.C. (1972) Dictionary of Language and Linguistics. London: Applied Science Publishers.

Hock 1986: 283 (inclusive meaning, exclusive meaning)
HOCK, Hans Henrich. (1986) Principles of Historical Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (HL)

Kess 1992: 209-210
KESS, Joseph F. (1992) Psycholinguistics: Psychology, Linguistics and the Study of Natural Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PL)

Leech 1983: 34-35
LEECH, Geoffrey N. (1983) Principles of Pragmatics. Longman: London. (PR)

Levinson 1983: 12ff. (also "meaning component", "speaker meaning")
LEVINSON, Stephen C. (1983) Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (PR)

Lyons 1971: 400ff.
LYONS, John. (1971) Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: University Press. 

Lyons 1977: 1ff.
LYONS, John. (1977) Semantics. Vols. 1 & 2. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. (SM)

Martin & Ringham 2006: 119
MARTIN, Bronwen & RINGHAM, Felizitas. (2006) Key Terms in Semiotics. London: Continuum. (SN)

Martinet 1962: 95-96
MARTINET, André. (1962) A Functional View of Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (FM)

Martinet 1964[trans.]: 42f.
MARTINET, André. (1964 [trans.]) Elements of General Linguistics. Chicago: University of Chicago.  (FM)

Matthews 1997: 220-221, 338 (sentence meaning)
MATTHEWS, P.H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nash 1968: 21
NASH, Rose. (1968) Multilingual Lexicon of Linguistics and Philology: English, Russian, German, French. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. 

Nash 1968: 17 (associated meaning), 58 (direct meaning), 88 (general meaning), 137, 148 (multiple meaning), 202 (relational meaning), 218 (situational meaning), 224 (specialized meaning)
NASH, Rose. (1968) Multilingual Lexicon of Linguistics and Philology: English, Russian, German, French. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. 

Nida 1975: 11ff.
NIDA, Eugene. (1975) Componential Analysis of Meaning. The Hague: Mouton. (SM)

Nöth 1990: 92-93, 102 (stylistic meaning, thematic meaning)
NÖTH, Winfried. (1990) Handbook of Semiotics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.  (SM)

Palmatier 1972: 94
PALMATIER, Robert A. (1972) A Glossary for English Transformational Grammar. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. (GG)

Pei & Gaynor 1954: 133
PEI, Mario A. & GAYNOR, Frank. (1954) A Dictionary of Linguistics. New York : Philosophical Library.

Pike, K. 1967: 598ff. (also "segmental meaning", "subsegmental meaning", "hypermeaning")
PIKE, Kenneth L. (1967) Language in Relation to a Unified Theory of the Structure of Human Behavior, 2nd Ed. The Hague: Mouton. (TA)

Richards etal. 1992: 222-223 (also "meaning potential")
RICHARDS, Jack, PLATT,  J. & WEBER,  H.  (1992) Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics. London: Longman.

Ruwet 1973[trans.]: 13-14
RUWET, Nicholas. (1973 [trans.]) An Introduction to Generative Grammar. Trans. by Norval S.H. Smith. Amsterdam : North-Holland Publishing Co. (GG)

Searle 1969: 42ff.
SEARLE, John R. (1969) Speech Acts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (SA)

Weinreich 1980: 11 (class meaning, 299 (linguistic meaning, cultural meaning)
WEINREICH, Uriel. (1980) On Semantics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. (SM)



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  meaning in context
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