LANGUAGE AND DEFINITION. CHAPTER 3 . Language can be divided into three basic categories according to its function . 1) Informative discourse is language used to convey information. 2) Expressive discourse is used to convey or invoke feelings .
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Language can be divided into three basic categories according to its function.
Disputes are often not really disputes. Sometimes, because of the misunderstanding or misuse of words, we think we disagree when, in fact, we do not.
Definitions, since they can expose and thus eliminate ambiguity, are indispensable. They come in five different forms:
In defining general terms, logicians are careful to distinguish between the extension of a term (which is the collection of objects to which a term applies) and its intension (or the shared attributes of those objects).
Denotative definitions use techniques that identify the extension of the term being defined
Intensional definitions, which refer to the attributes of the denoted objects, can be either subjective, objective, or conventional.
The technique of actually defining a word is, most frequently, using a synonym.
We might give an operational definition of a word or, if that does not work, we might try a definition by genus and difference.