Semantics: The meanings of language. Deny A. Kwary http://www.kwary.net Airlangga University. Lexical Semantics. Semantic properties: The components of meaning of a word.
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E.g. baby is [+ young], [+ human], [– abstract].
(a) widow, mother, sister, aunt, maid
(b) widower, father, brother, uncle, valet
A. The (a) and (b) words are “male”
The (a) words are “human”
The (b) words are “animal”
B. The (a) words are [+ count]
The (b) words are [ - count]
C. The (a) words are “concrete”
The (b) words are “abstract”
D. The (a) and (b) words are “plant”
The (a) words are “tree”
The (b) words are “flower”
Lexical Relations (3)