Applying Theories of Word Meaning Notes

Questions

1. What kind of words are in a Semantic Field?

2. How has Semantic Field Theory been useful?

3. What kind of words will be in the Semantic Field insect?

4. What kind of words will be in the Semantic Field bird?

5. What is another word for Semantic Primitive?

6. What kind of things are Semantic Primitives?

7. Why is “tatami” probably not a good Semantic Primitive?

8. Why is “number of fingers” probably not a good Semantic Primitive?

9. What kind of Semantic Primitives could you use to define tatami?

10. What kind of Semantic Primitives could you use to define sushi?

11. What kind of Semantic Primitives could you use to define dog?

12. What kind of Semantic Primitives could you use to define girl?

13. If you want to know how our minds really work, what kind of problems can you see with the Semantic Primitives approach?

14. Think about Semantic Networks. How many different relations between concepts can you imagine?

15. How could you solve the problem of having too many lines?

 

 

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