The study of the unit is among those that lead the mind on…

If our perception of the unit, by sight or any other sense, is quite unambiguous, then it does not draw the mind towards reality any more than our perception of a finger. But if it is always combined with the perception of its opposite, and seems to involve plurality as much as unity, then it calls for the exercise of judgement and forces the mind into a quandary in which it must stir itself to think, and ask what unity in itself is; and if that is so, the study of the unit is among those that lead the mind … Continue reading The study of the unit is among those that lead the mind on…

Geoffrey Leech | Associative meaning

Conceptual Meaning Logical, cognitive, or denotative content Conceptual meaning is the cognitive content of words; it can be expressed by features or by primitives: conceptual meaning is “deep” in that it expresses phenomena that are deeply embedded in language (Velardi, Fasolo, & Pazienza, 1991). Associative Meanings Connotative: What is communicated by virtue of what language refers to; thoughts provoked by a term when in reference to certain entities. Collocative: What is communicated through association with words which tend to occur in the environment of another word; describes words that regularly appear together in common use (within certain contexts). Social (Stylistic): What is communicated … Continue reading Geoffrey Leech | Associative meaning