State whether the following statements are true or fale.
a.
b.
c.
d.

An utterance can carry out several illocutionary act...
“ How long will it take”

Part two: Essay writing
Write an essay of 250 – 300 words on one of the following topics.
1. A s...
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Semantics USSH 08122013

  1. 1. State whether the following statements are true or fale. a. b. c. d. An utterance can carry out several illocutionary acts simultaneously. Paraphase is two-way entailment. Analyticity is a realation between sentences. The meaning of the hyponym is included in the meaning of the hypernym. Identify the sense relation between words in each of the following pairs. If the words are antonyms, specify what kind of antonyms they are. a. b. c. d. Reptile – lizard Dangerous – safe Host – guest Intelligent – smart Identify presuppositions of the following. a. b. c. d. I was eating popcorn when Tom came home. They wish they could take some time off now. John doesn’t regret that he accepted the offer. Her boyfriend lives in London. State whether the following statements are true or false. a. b. c. d. I saw a girl entails I saw a person. She took an umbrella entails she stole an umbrella. He saw a big mouse entails he saw a big animal. The hunter killed the deer entails the deer is dead. State whether the following statements are perfomatives or constatitives. a. b. c. d. “ I admit I didn’t notice it.” “ Smoking is strictly forbidden.” “ I doubt that it was what he wanted.” “ She has promised to lend me some money.” For the following utterances, give 2 situations so that the utterance performs two different types of acts. Then interpret the utterance in the light of the situations you provide and classify it according to the intended acts.
  2. 2. “ How long will it take” Part two: Essay writing Write an essay of 250 – 300 words on one of the following topics. 1. A sense of humour is the most important of all human qualities. Do you agree ? 2. In very large city in the world, public transport is of great importance. Discuss why this is so. Giải đề thi 08/12/2013 at USSH

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