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    same personality traits. Victor and the monster are analogous with their desire for knowledge, relationships with nature, and with desires for family. The author uses complex diction, symbolism, and syntax to emphasize these similarities. Throughout the plot, these similarities become more apparent and as this occurs their relationship worsens. Victor and the monster both crave knowledge. Walton recalls Victor stating, “You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the

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    if we must die

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    “If We Must Die & The Flea” The two poems “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay and “The Flea” by John Donne both authors use animal images in similar and different ways. McKay and Donne both use death of an animal as an analogy to get their point across in each poem. Claude goes on to use his animal imagery to show honor in analogy of honor and death compared to the life of a hog. John uses his analogy of his sexual motive to the actions of how a flea feeds on its’ prey. The two authors both show

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    The Social Penetration theory could be linked to Byrne and Clore’s (1970) Reward/Need Satisfaction theory, as it shows how increased like for an individual can assist in forming close relationships. The theory suggests that individuals have certain requirements that need fulfilling, for example emotional, sexual, financial and social needs. In this case, self-disclosure fulfils the emotional and social need. Byrne and Clore imply that romantic relationships are developed through classical and operant

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    stories, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway and “Shipwrecked Sailor” by Gabriel Garcia Marques, there are so many similarities, like their losses and their love for the creatures of the sea, that it its eerie. Although, there are many similarities, there are also some differences, such as the main characters’ love for the creatures of the sea. There are more similarities in these stories than differences, in my opinion. A difference between Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea and the sailor

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    everyone should be accepted into one’s life despite of any conflicting differences. The two literacy pieces, “Devotions” and “They Are My Friends” have multiple similarities due to the fact that their messages are based on the same topic. The two pieces discuss about loneliness and hardships that arise due to this, this creates a number of similarities between the two literacy pieces, which make it seem like they are conveying the same message. Near the end of the story “They Are My Friends”, Elaine confesses

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    Jonas’s World

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    His leaders fabricated a system that forces the community to have absolutely no feelings, and its’ citizens do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. Jonas’s uniform world has numerous differences compared to ours, but a few similarities as well. Our worlds differ in abilities to have feelings and make decisions, and diversity; however, both share similar laws. To begin with, Jonas’s world and the United States are unlike each other because in our country, we have feelings and

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    'New Meta In Maleficent'

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    New Meta in Maleficent Disneys Maleficent takes a twist from the original tale by changing the point of view to the antagonist and showing the character development throughout by shedding light on unseen emotions that would not be resent in the original. I enjoyed this adaption showing the background or motive. I’ve never seen this approach to present a story this differently from the original before in a movie and I hope to see more movie adaptions like this. The way Maleficent was portrayed being

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    , 2006b). Most of these approaches apply lexical matching. Some of the approaches represent the text snippets (T and H) as dependency (or syntactic) tree before apply an actual task. Other systems, for solving the T-H entailment problems use the semantic relation such as logical inference. Lately, there has been an activity with respect to more structured meaning representations, abstracting away from the semantically irrelevant surface. A bag of words (BoW) method is presented by (Glickman, Dagan

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    For instance, symple, an old English word, is changed to simple. Also, speche is changed into speech. Language change is classified into typologies, like semantic change, sound change, lexical change, spelling change, syntactic change and other changes that play a role in the change of language overtime. Semantic change, also called semantic drift, progression, or shift, is the change of word usage, usually to the point that the new meaning is completely different from that of the old meaning. It

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    Practical Report

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    the Moses Illusion was sensitive to semantic similarity. However, other researchers have questioned the conclusion drawn by Erikson and Mattson. Bredart and Modolo (Bredart and Modolo, 1988) found the illusion mainly occurs when the incorrect name belon... ... middle of paper ... ...he unfocussed condition would be less likely to detect statement distortions. Works Cited Bredart, S., & Modolo, K. (1988). Moses strikes again: Focalization effect on a semantic illusion. Acta Psychologica, 67(2)

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    2004). This and others are programs that allow users to cluster similar contexts such as emails and web pages (Pedersen, 2008). The working principle of such programs is that data documents can be grouped on the basis of their mutual contextual similarities (Purandare and Pedersen, 2004). Programs of this kind have indeed proven a successful clustering method when applied to web pages and its merits are more tangible with multimedia material. Nevertheless, an approach of this kind carries with it

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    Introduction Semantic Change leads with change on meaning of words, however this change does not occur overnight or all of a sudden. On the contrary, this is a slow process into language evolution and these differences are only realised as time goes by. There are many reasons to transformation and change over a word meaning. They can be adopted thanks to insertion of vocabulary from another language, by borrowing or even through popular usage of a word inside another context, resulting its differentiation

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    metaphors are made of consistent part which are strongly attached to one another. The previous terms have also been analyzed based on their similarities and differences as well as problematic aspects concerning

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    Prior Knowledge

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    prior knowledge during the top down processing. Once signal has been detected by the biological visual system, we try to infer meaning using the prior related knowledge which has been stored in the long term memory based on category, association and similarity in features and statistical patterns(Wickens, Lee, Liu, & Becker, 2004). Prior knowledge has no boundaries and it keeps on changing based on experience with the environment making it easier for us humans to understand our surrounding better and

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    Breal Theory

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    1.3.2.4. Breal Theory of Semantic Change Another major theory in the field semantic change was given by Breal in ‘Essai de semantique’ (1897), translated into English as ‘Semantics: Studies in the science of meaning’ (1900). In order to understand Breal’s theory one must have clear knowledge about ‘history, intelligence and will’. Theory of semantic change given by Breal operates on two levels: on the level of ‘form and meaning’ and on the level of ‘meaning alone’. His aim was to

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    Analysis of Semantics and Pragmatics in Two Texts Linguistics is the science of a language. Linguists depend on the use of certain aspects in order to analyse, describe and explain a human language; these aspects include semantics and pragmatics. Semantics can be defined as the study of "meaning" of lexical words and expressions independently of context. Where pragmatics is the process of recognising the "invisible meaning" of lexical items and expressions; taking into account the speaker's/

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    Lexicalization can be defined by Harley (Harley, 2008) as the translation of a word from its semantic representation, or the meaning, of a word to its phonological form, also known as the sound. (Harley, 2008) Lexicalization contains a two-stage process whereby the first stage is meaning based and the second stage is phonologically based. When an individual first produces a word, they go from a semantic level to an intermediate level of individual words, the process of choosing the word is known

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    Prototype Theory: an evaluation

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    structures “What kind of bird are you, if you cannot fly”, said the little bird to the duck. “What kind of bird are you, if you cannot swim”, said the duck and dived. (Prokofiér, Peter und der Wolf)[1] Prototype theory, within the field of prototype semantics, originated in the mid 1970s with the psycholinguistic research of Eleanor Rosch into the internal structure of categories. Its revolutionary character marked a new era for the discussions on lexical meaning and brought existing theories (such as

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    functions of a natural language would bear upon the ways in which some philosophical problems are posed and some ontological insights are shaped. In so doing, I suggest and argue for a mereological collective-noun hypothesis about the denotational semantics of Chinese nouns. By this case analysis, the paper aims to contribute to the elucidation of the relation between language and philosophy in this regard. My discussion begins with a puzzle: why the classical Platonic one-many problem in the Western

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    From Lullus to Cognitive Semantics: The Evolution of a Theory of Semantic Fields ABSTRACT: The domain of cognitive semantics-insofar as it deals with semantic neighborhood and semantic fields-is discussed from a historical perspective. I choose four distinct stages in the evolution in philosophy of language: Raymundus Lullus and his Ars Magna (14th century); Giodano Bruno and his artificial memory system (16th century); Charles Sanders Peirce and his diagrammatic logic (19th century); and, Kurt

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