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.
|Advisor:||Moore, Jerilou J.|
|Commitee:||Davis, Douglas R., McClelland, Susan S., Amidon, Joel C.|
|School:||The University of Mississippi|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Language arts, Linguistics, Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Comprehension, Critical thinking, Natural language, Philosophy of language, Semantics|
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