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the act of indicating or pointing out by name

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the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

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7, 482), also dissents from this, correctly saying that there cannot be a linguistic class of unique denoters since their denotational uniqueness is an encyclopaedic matter not a linguistic one.
The background to this debate is the response to the now famous "nine out of ten marbles" example, (4), as a counterexample to the sufficiency of a characterization of denotational content for semantic explication, in which Kamp and Reyle (1993) argue for an asymmetry as between speaker and hearer in terms of the structure made available to a hearer being an essential tool for establishing anaphoric dependence, an asymmetry explained in terms of intermediate representation that poses a challenge to the more eliminativist stance of G&S:
Xiao and McEnery's study explored semantic prosodies of near synonyms (referring to lexical pairs having similar cognitive or denotational meanings, but perhaps differing in collocational or prosodic behavior, for example, result, outcome, consequence, and aftermath) in English and Chinese.
Schellekens: The Smyth completion: a common foundation for denotational semantics and complexity analysis, Electronic Notes Theor.
Whereas Jerome and Sylvie are defined by their massive, largely unconscious, investment in rhetoric, the man asleep is characterized by his apparently conscious disinvestment in connotation: he aims, by a long and patient ascesis, to transform his very perception of the world into the physical analogue of a purely denotational language.
No longer indexical or even matter-of-fact, these embalmed digital "grabs" end up as blurry social and technological symbols of extreme denotational marginalization, again reminding us of Nietzsche's axiom that "there are no facts, only interpretations.
Coverage includes an historical overview of the grammatical, logical, and cognitive significance of the sentence and the clause; sentence and clause types, from universal-grammatical and typological perspectives; clausal syntax; the logico-semantic moorings for the sentence and the clause; the sentence and the clause in relation to the mind and to context; a cross-linguistic examination of the relationship between clausal syntax and clausal morphology; the sentence in computation and in structuring thought in the cognitive dimension; the relationship between the sentence and issues of reference at the formal and denotational levels; the sentence, predication, and causation; and creative writing and the sentence.
In his A Not A poem, his A Not A vehicle, the poet, in this case, Michael Palmer, flashes through inflection, nuance, pun and nonsense, the shadows of denotational language.
The term equivalence or finding an emotional equivalent is merely locating the denotational perspective of an emotion and equalizing these perspectives with the suggestive facts of an emotion.
Silverstein calls this idiom corporatized language, which he argues is "composed by phrases and words as the units, not by sentences and paragraph-chunks of denotational exposition.
Elizabeth Chandos's distress concerns exactly this loss of referential and denotational security which she experiences through her husband, as he suffers from his revelations and his desire to be unified with his imaginings by means of words.
Partington is especially concerned with the viability of corpora-based instruction in regards to the denotational, connotational, metaphorical, and cultural aspects of word meaning, and he convincingly demonstrates the usefulness of corpora and concordance data to vocabulary development in general.
In the denotational approach to programming semantics, this threefold process is studied by assigning types to data objects (computations) specifying the operations that may be performed on them, equipping these types with an information-based partial ordering, and creating a topology based on this partial ordering whose open sets represent the logical formulas.
The notion of a new kind worldwide flow of information is the denotational base which, then, determines the meaning of the term 'globalization'.
However, because black-letter patent law in fact grounds both enablement and claim construction on the date of filing, the paradox underlying enablement's blind spot is more accurately described a meaning: enablement pays heed to denotational meaning, whereas claim construction fixes ideational meaning.