Example of semantics in Linguistics

Example of semantics in Linguistics

Semantics focuses on the relationships between words and phrases, as well as the rules for combining words in order to create phrases and sentences. There s a seemingly endless list of terms for various relationships between words, so we ll just list some of the most important and interesting ones below. homonyms - These are words pronounced (and sometimes also spelled) the…
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Nonsemantic

Nonsemantic

At least a few of the 120 analogies (questions) on your MAT will involve non-semantic word relationships. What this means is that the connection between the words has nothing to do with their meaning. (The adjective semantic means of or relating to the meanings of words and phrases. This type of MAT question typically focuses either on letter patterns or on phonetics (how…
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C using move semantics

C using move semantics

In which I briefly mention what pure functional programming is, explain why this can be slow in C++, and use move semantics to solve that problem. Be warned that this post is a bit longer than usual for this blog, and that it assumes more knowledge of C++11 than my posts usually do. Pure functional programming is programming without state. In short, functions should not modify…
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STL value semantics

STL value semantics

Most container types want to abstract the particular storage strategy, be it linked list, vector, tree-based or what have you. For this reason, you re going to have trouble with both possessing and consuming the aforementioned cake (i.e., the cake is lie (NB: someone had to make this joke)). So what to do? Well there are a few cute options, but most will reduce to variants…
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Chapter 1 semantics in Linguistics

Chapter 1 semantics in Linguistics

How speaker intention and hearer interpretation affect meaning OR the study of utterance meaning OR how the meanings of the things we say are shaped by context. 1. Interrogatives (questions) 2. Imperatives (commands) 3. Declaratives (statements) Utterance intended to convey communicative force. Utterance whose meaning is the sum of its parts, the literal meaning. Eg: Has it…
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