2 Semantics Practice – Exercise 2 Homophony or polysemy?a) grass: marijuana; herbage animals eatb) leech: bloodsucking worm; a hanger-on who seeks advantagec) range: mountains; stoved) key: instrument that unlocks a lock; answer sheete) steal/steel: rob; metalf) race: running competitively; people belonging to the same genetic groupg) flower/flour: plant, finely ground wheatpolysemypolysemyhomophony*polysemyhomophonyhomophonyhomophony*Creative argument could be made for polysemy in that they both have rows of something
3 Semantics Practice – Exercise 3 Paraphrase, contradiction or entailment?a) Timothy at the partyb) Mary’s marital statusc) Fudge eating cobrad) Verae) 50 miles to the gas stationf) My cousin Bryanparaphraseentailmentparaphrasecontradictionparaphraseentailment
4 Semantics Practice - Exercise 12 Label the thematic role of each NP and identify the assigner of each thematic role.a)Themanchasedtheintrudera)The manchasedthe intruder<ag, th>b) The cat jumped from the chair onto the table.b) The cat jumped from the chair onto the table.<ag> <source> <goal>c) Aaron wrote a letter to Martin.c) Aaron wrote a letter to Martin.<ag, th> <goal>
5 Semantics Practice - Exercise 12 Label the thematic role of each NP and identify the assigner of each thematic role.d) The president entertained the guests in the Blue Room.d) The governor entertained the guests in the lounge.<ag, th> <loc>e) Nancy mailed the manuscript from Atlanta.e) Helen mailed the manuscript from Boise.<ag, th> <source>
7 Pragmatics – Exercise 18What is the implicature in the following exchanges?a. Have you washed the floor and done the dishes?b. I’ve washed the floor.a. Did you get a hold of Carl?b. I tried to call him yesterday.a. What did you think of the movie?b. Well, the supporting actor was great.a. Do you have any pets?b. I have a goat.I have not done the dishesI 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.