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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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I said before that it is feasible to assume that a wh-expression operates a double probing: one that links it with its original copy in its argumental position and one that links it with discourse, seeking for a denotational value, the latter being an assumption that lies in the core of the nature of the interpretation of a wh-expression as such:
In the parts of speech map, the predication-reference parameter and the head-modifier parameter each pertain to different functional dimensions, neither of which is connected to the denotational semantics expressed by the linguistic units involved but rather connected to ways in which lexical items are used to create predicating and referring expressions.
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.
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.
The linguistic message operates on two levels: denotational, and connotational.
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.
5) Geeraerts (1997: 95) also uses the traditional classification of denotational semantic changes, which includes four basic types: specialization, generalization, metonymy and metaphor.
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.
Much as the stuffed ape remains subject to opposing (and quite often shifting) strategies of interpretation, the text's subtle wordplay significantly undercuts denotational stability: the lar statue, for instance, is at the same time the deity of the house, its "Hausgott" (BA 17, 334), anda "Hausgotze" (BA 17, 328), a false idol, pointing to the pseudo-scientific cult of Darwinism ushered in by Ernst Haeckel and others.
This meant that for instance denotational aspects and aspects of use had to be accounted for in a single representation, which obscured the different possible uses to which particular denotations may be put.
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.
At the same time, meaning (both denotational and connotational) and use of the English man and Georgian k 'aci have much in common.
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.
This distributed character of stylistic expression was commented upon by several speakers, and was contrasted with the compositionality of classical denotational accounts of meaning.