LIN 212 Exam 1

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LIN 212 Exam 1
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  1. What is semantics?
    The study of linguistic meaning
  2. What is an Icon?
    • Similarity between signified and signifier
    • -Men and women sign on the bathroom
  3. Index
    • There is an association with the signified, but it is NOT the signified
    • -smoke is an index of fire
  4. What is a symbol?
    • No direct link between signified and signifier
    • -Stop signs, traffic lights
  5. Agent
    • Initiator of an action
  6. Patient
    The entity that undergoes a certain change of state by an action
  7. Experiencer
    A referent which receives involuntary sensory input
  8. Instrument
    What an agent uses in doing an action
  9. Cause
    any inanimate force that brings about a change of state
  10. Recipient
    the referent who receives a physical object
  11. Benefactive
    a referent that an action is performed for
  12. Locative
    indicates location of action or state
  13. Temporal
    indicated the time at which an action/state occured
  14. The Janitor opened the door
    Agent
  15. The dog bit the mailman.
    patient
  16. Courtney likes pancakes
    experiencer
  17. The lion scares Jessica.
    experiencer
  18. Michael was shot with a BB gun.
    Instrument
  19. Bad Weather ruined the corn crop.
    Cause
  20. My roof was damaged by hail.
    Cause
  21. I gave Lucy a book.
    recipient
  22. The artist won the prize.
    Recipient
  23. James passed on the message for me to Yolanda.
    Benefeactive
  24. Kentucky is cold in winter
    Locative
  25. When is the homework due?
    Temporal

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