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Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers Semantics Practice Semantics Practice – Exercise 1 Synonymy or antonymy? a) flourish – thrive b) intelligent – stupid.

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1 Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers Semantics Practice Semantics Practice – Exercise 1 Synonymy or antonymy? a) flourish – thrive b) intelligent – stupid c) casual – informal d) young – old e) uncle – aunt f) intelligent – smart g) flog – whip h) drunk – sober synonymy antonymy synonymy antonymy synonymy antonymy

2 Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers Semantics Practice Semantics Practice – Exercise 2 Homophony or polysemy? a) grass: marijuana; herbage animals eat b) leech: bloodsucking worm; a hanger-on who seeks advantage c) range: mountains; stove d) key: instrument that unlocks a lock; answer sheet e) steal/steel: rob; metal f) race: running competitively; people belonging to the same genetic group g) flower/flour: plant, finely ground wheat polysemy homophony* polysemy homophony *Creative argument could be made for polysemy in that they both have rows of something

3 Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers Semantics Practice Semantics Practice – Exercise 3 Paraphrase, contradiction or entailment? a) Timothy at the party b) Mary’s marital status c) Fudge eating cobra d) Vera e) 50 miles to the gas station f) My cousin Bryan paraphrase entailment paraphrase contradiction paraphrase entailment

4 Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers c) Aaron wrote a letter to Martin. Semantics Practice - Exercise 12 Label the thematic role of each NP and identify the assigner of each thematic role. a)Themanchasedtheintruder a)The manchasedthe intruder b) The cat jumped from the chair onto the table.

5 Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers e) Nancy mailed the manuscript from Atlanta.e) Helen mailed the manuscript from Boise. d) The governor entertained the guests in the lounge.d) The president entertained the guests in the Blue Room. Semantics Practice - Exercise 12 Label the thematic role of each NP and identify the assigner of each thematic role.

6 Ch 6 Semantics HW Exercise Answers

7 Pragmatics – Exercise 18 What is the implicature in the following exchanges? 1.a. Have you washed the floor and done the dishes? b. I’ve washed the floor. 2.a. Did you get a hold of Carl? b. I tried to call him yesterday. 3.a. What did you think of the movie? b. Well, the supporting actor was great. 4.a. Do you have any pets? b. I have a goat. I have not done the dishes I have not contacted Carl. I haven’t tried to call him today. I didn’t really like the movie. The main actor sucked. This is the only pet I have.


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