is the dictionary meaning, and it is universal.
As explained before, mianzi and lian are no more than two Chinese equivalents that bear the same denotative meaning
In this early writing, then, Fish privileges a belief in determinate intention, since he needs to supplant the denotative meaning
of the text with a direct qualifier written by the author (he seems to abandon this belief in his more recent writings).
The denotative meaning
assigned to each ambiguous word is understood, but more interpretations present themselves.
A denotative meaning
depended on empirical verification by observing phenomena or lyrically "things that go bump in the dark.
are the standard definitions that are etic in nature, whereas connotative meanings carry emic emotional baggage with them that can be good or bad, but it is this baggage that makes things seem sensible, not just intelligible.
A critical perspective demands analysis beyond mere words and their denotative meanings
towards an analysis of their connotative meanings in discourse (Stead & Bakker, 2010).
Although there is some dispute in the literature about the denotative meanings
of these concepts, the literature agrees that there is more to professional practice than technical know-how.
Asking students to predict the meaning of words in isolation and again in context helps them to use their logical, problem solving skills to examine the roots or origins of words and find connotative and denotative meanings
He describes figures as being words or expressions whose connotative and denotative meanings
within the text do not cancel each other out.
This same student writes that unless one appreciates both the connotative and denotative meanings
of the word "joder," the full gravity of El Sordo's fate is not communicated in the dialogue between Jordan and Pilar when she uses the word "jodido" to inquire about his fate: "Thou art sure, sure that he is jodido?
As a stylistic construct, it is a marked code that invites readers to go beyond denotative meanings
to seek the specific connotations of the speech depicted.
The consensual, denotative meanings
are the ones we find listed in the dictionary.