from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specialist in semantics.
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- n. A person who studies semantics.
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- n. a specialist in the study of meaning
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If some of this subcultural desituationism seems self referential and perhaps adorned with postmaterial semanticist theory then maybe the creation/destruction distinction is intrinsically fostering a prepatriarchialist sense of postmaterial discourse.
Humpty Dumpty, the semanticist, tells Alice that "slithy," in Jabberwocky, is such a form, derived from "lithe" and "slimy."
However, Sontag uses the term ‘the semanticist paradigm of context’ to denote the common ground between society and class.
I hate to say this, as a part-time semanticist, but Harnad's criticisms of the above post are mostly semantics.
It is blatantly unfair, and we should cease all the judicial semanticist contortions trying to make it appear lessso.
I attacked both the quality of prose and the tenuousness of some of the ideas, and my generalizations might have been a wee bit on the sweeping side, though the scalpel-wielding semanticist in me thinks I might have carved out a little escape route.
Quoting the semanticist Alfred Korzbski, Verghese reminds us that the "map is not the territory".
What a comical semanticist you are — a true, blue politician.
"When we hear a word we briefly consider all of its possible meanings," says Bart Geurts, a semanticist at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Have a look at this pedigree: he was born in Massachusetts to a semanticist father and a Mayflower-descendant mother; he graduated from Yale and spent a year studying abroad at the Sorbonne; he's deeply absorbed in his Episcopal faith; he's got two vertical inches over Bush 43; he's devoted a large chunk of his professional life to putting away special-guest bad guys while modeling fine suits.
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