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Year 11 English Language. SEMANTICS. SEMANTICS is the study of meaning in language – the meaning of words as well as phrases, clauses and sentences.

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SEMANTICS is the study of meaning in language – the meaning of words as well as phrases, clauses and sentences.
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Activity: Fit each of the following verbs into the empty slot in the sentence below – walked, strode, marched, flopped, staggered, hurtled.At the moment, Helen _________ into the room.How has the meaning of the sentence altered with each different verb?

semantic properties
Semantic properties…

BABY.

What knowledge is carried with this particular word?

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SEMANTIC PROPERTY

punch

brush

contact

kiss

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Words can also be classified according to their semantic type.Remember open class words? Open class words are content words.Closed class words are function words.

activity which of the following words are function words and which are content words
ACTIVITY: Which of the following words are function words and which are content words?

- rain

- of

- under

- singing

- mystery

- them

- yellow

- because - slowly

- you

- dance

- tree

- to

content

function

function

content

function

function

content

content

content

content

function

function

content

connotation and denotation
CONNOTATION and DENOTATION

Denotative meanings are essentially those you will find in the dictionary.

Connotative meanings are those that have an associated or a secondary meaning.

GOLD: precious yellow non-rusting malleable metallic element of high density

activity for each of the following words supply the denotative and the connotative meanings
ACTIVITY: For each of the following words, supply the denotative and the connotative meanings:

- suits

- new

- bird

- football

- cheap

- age

Now write an example sentence for each meaning…