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|Subject:||Semantics or pragmatics?|
|Question:||Hello, I was wondering which area of linguistics deals with perceived vs. intended meaning of a word. For example, if I say the word ''socialism'', it has certain connotations for me, but my listener might have very different connotations. Would that be semantics or pragmatics? Thank you, Jessi|
|Reply:||It could also be political science! Anthea|
|Reply From:||Anthea Fraser Gupta click here to access email|