Re: Semantic(s)

Subject: Re: Semantic(s)
From: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:52:36 -0400

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Why is it that people use "semantic only" or "just semantics" when
> what they mean is "meaningless"?

The David Crystal quote here notes the pejorative use of "semantics":
http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/semanticsterm.htm

If you're interested in how words develop into pejoratives, you could look here:
http://bit.ly/bPNbqp (Google Books, "Pejorative sense development in
English" by Hindrik Schreuder)

or look at more recent sources that cite it.

--
Milan DavidoviÄ
http://twitter.com/altmilan
http://altmilan.blogspot.com
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/milandavidovic
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com

Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
http://www.ModernAnalyst.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
Semantic(s): From: Janet Swisher

Next by Author: RE: my bad displays habit
Previous by Thread: Re: Semantic(s)
Next by Thread: RE: Semantic(s)


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads