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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
 
Date: 23-Jul-2012
 
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  1. Re: Semantics or pragmatics?    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (18-Jul-2012)
  2. Re: Semantics or pragmatics?    Susan Fischer     (18-Jul-2012)

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