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Jan 28, 2010 Some words whose meanings have changed without controversy. All the definitions are based on the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant
I happened to be looking at either the Random House or Merriam-Webster website (can’t remember which) and they were discussing words whose meanings have changed in just the last few years and they mentioned burn, chops, and rave. The definitions given were,
Unformatted text preview: Refers to words whose meanings have been changed so that outsiders cannot understand them Used for protection and concealment with groups such as prostitutes and prisoners o Taboo Words that are unacceptable in polite society o Slang Creates social identity Defines yourself in a group, while also defining the people outside your group If younger people or people you dont like start using your slang, you may stop using it because it doesnt distinguish you anymore Context is critical, so it who you use it with How you decide that is determined by rules, but these arent usually written down rules Subsystems of language o Phonology: meaningful sounds Letter sounds vs. random sounds Shh, cries, giggles o Semantics: word meanings Denotations, definitions, its just semantics, using words for different meanings o Syntactics: sentence structure/word order o Pragmatics: language use in specific contexts Indirectly asking someone for help > no one volunteers > pragmatic issue Speech Act Theory o Definition of speech act When we speak were not just saying something, were also doing something Were performing an act Professor Miller isnt just speaking to the class, she is teaching us, she is lecturing Speech Act Basic unit of language used to express meaning Utterance that expresses intention o Someone asks do you have a watch > person answers yes, I do The person answering didnt get the intention of asking for the time o Understanding of intention is key o Types of acts (utterance, propositional, illocutionary, perlocutionary) People perform at least 3 acts when making a statement Utterance act o Pronunciation of meaningful sounds Propositional act o Referring; stating belief Illocutionary act o Communication intention; making someone understand something May include: o Perlocutionary act o Attempting to affect others behavior; trying to get someone to do something o 5 categories of speech acts (assertives, directives, commissives, expressives, declarations) 5 Types of Illocutionary Acts Assertives o Convey the belief that a proposition is true Max owns a green car To state; to claim Directives o Attempt to get the listener to do something Can you tell me what time it is? Go away To command; to demand; to invite; to request Commissives o Commit the speaker to a future course of action I promise Ill pay you back tomorrow To vow; to guarantee; to commit; to pledge; to contract Expressives o Convey the speakers psychological state Thanks for the ride! Im really glad you came To compliment; to praise; to congratulate; to reprimand; to apologize Declarations o Bring about a new state I sentence you to five years in prison To fire someone; to ground someone; to pronounce o Have to have the authority...