Semantics

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Semantics by Mind Map: Semantics

1. Utterance

1.1. Definition

1.1.1. Any stretch of talk by one person before and after which there is silence on the part of that person.

1.2. The use

1.2.1. By particular speaker

1.2.2. On a particular occasion

1.2.3. Of a piece of language

1.2.3.1. A sequence of a sentence

1.2.3.2. A single

1.2.3.2.1. Phrase

1.2.3.2.2. Word

1.3. Properties of

1.3.1. Utterance

1.3.1.1. Physical event

1.3.1.1.1. Ephemeral

1.3.1.1.2. Time

1.3.1.1.3. Place

1.3.1.1.4. Can be loud

1.3.1.1.5. Can be slow

1.3.1.1.6. Can be in particular accent

1.3.1.2. Linguistic

1.3.1.2.1. Can be grammatical or not

1.3.1.2.2. Can be in particular language

1.3.1.3. Can be true or not

2. Sentences

2.1. Definition

2.1.1. A single words put together by the grammatical rules of a language

2.1.2. A grammatically complete string of words expressing a complete thought

2.2. Properties

2.2.1. Not physical-abstract-

2.2.1.1. No time

2.2.1.2. No place

2.2.1.3. Cannot be loud or slow

2.2.1.4. Cannot be in particular accent

2.2.2. Linguistic

2.2.2.1. Can be grammatical or not

2.2.2.2. Can be in particular language

2.2.3. Can be true or false

2.2.4. Can be realised by different utterances

3. Propositions

3.1. Definition

3.1.1. The part of the meaning of the utterance of a sentence which describes some state of affairs

3.1.1.1. Persons or things being referred to+ situation or actions

3.1.1.2. Declarative sentences

3.1.1.3. Interrogative

3.1.1.4. Imperative

3.2. Properties

3.2.1. Abstract

3.2.1.1. Not physical

3.2.1.1.1. No time

3.2.1.1.2. No place

3.2.1.1.3. Cannot be loud or slow

3.2.1.1.4. Cannot be in particular accent

3.2.1.2. Not linguistic

3.2.1.2.1. Cannot be grammatical or not

3.2.1.2.2. Cannot be in particular language

3.2.1.3. Can be true or false

3.2.1.4. Can be expressed by different sentences