Generative grammar has moved on from its old theories about syntax. Can we please do the same with their semantic theories, too?
We’re getting over the peak and headed toward the end. The practical take away is coming.
Semantic theory: it’ll get harder before it gets hardest.
Meaning is hard. Unfortunately, I’m not going to make any easier here.
Compounds are complicated. They are formally complex, involving wide variation in their morphological/lexical formation. These formal complexities introduce their own series of semantic challenges.
Pro-tips for surviving without alcohol in a barren land from Cyrus the Great.
Herein, we come to the end of our discussion of the semantics of σκύβαλον and how it relates to English taboo words.
What to do when a word seems to mean completely different things?
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