Re: Polysemy (was Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers -Reply)

Subject: Re: Polysemy (was Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers -Reply)
From: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- OMNIMARK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 12:05:04 -0400

Hope Cascio wrote


>I think the fact that words have different meanings to different people is
>an axiom. ... Even beyond dictionary definitions of
>words, words have different meanings and connotations in different fields,
>regions, subcultures, and countries, as well as to different individuals,
>because of their unique backgrounds, experience, and place in their
>societies.


There is an old axiom that says that the sentence is the smallest unit of
meaning. We would do well to remember that words only have denotation and
connotation; sentences and paragraphs have meaning.

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