Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Differential Semantics
by Cox, W. Michael, Ed.D., The University of Mississippi, 2020, 73; 27956549
Abstract (Summary)

Differential Semantics is a theoretical accounting of the semantic complexity found in natural language, particularly that of the academic and literary registers. It addresses natural language semantics in terms of its contribution to the characterization and expression of creative thought, beginning the perception and conceptualization of objective reality, followed by the metacognitive development of idiosemantic connotations in reference to those conceptualizations, and finally, the intuitive process of implication and inference that facilitates the abstraction and communication of thought.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Moore, Jerilou J.
Commitee: Davis, Douglas R., McClelland, Susan S., Amidon, Joel C.
School: The University of Mississippi
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-A 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Language arts, Linguistics, Philosophy
Keywords: Comprehension, Critical thinking, Natural language, Philosophy of language, Semantics
Publication Number: 27956549
ISBN: 9798664747546
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