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Semantics

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  • 1. SEMANTICS: HOW THE WORDS AFFECT OUR BUSINES LIVES
  • 2. SEMANTICS  Semantics is the study of meaning. It typically focuses on the relation between signifiers, such as words, phrases, signs and symbols, and what they stand for.  It is often used in ordinary language to denote a problem of understanding that comes down to word selection or connotation
  • 3. EXAMPLES OF SEMANTICS  “Pen” is a word with two meanings: i. A pen to write with ii. a place for animals that has fence all around  “Like” is also a same kind of word: i. For liking someone ii. For giving example.
  • 4. MORE WORDS….  Cheap  Plant  Watch  Stand  Leave  Bark  Stamp
  • 5. THEORIES BASED ON SEMANTICS  Model Theoretic Semantics  Truth-Conditional Semantics  Lexical & Conceptual Semantics  Lexical Semantics  Computational Semantics
  • 6. TYPES OF SEMANTICS  RIGID OPPOSITION  TRANSFER OF MEANING  PROHIBITED THOUGHTS  SEPARATION  STIGMA  UNDERMING THE MOTIVE
  • 7. ROLE PLAY
  • 8. CASE STUDY The focus of this case study is the hurdles faced by retailing giant Wal-Mart in the Japanese market.
  • 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantics#Theories_in _Semantics  http://www.psychology.stir.ac.uk/staff/agillespie/doc uments/Gillespie_Alternativerepresentationsandse manticbarriers_000.pdf  http://www.casestudyinc.com/walmart  http://www.blurtit.com/q757653.html  http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/semanticsterm.ht m
  • 10. THANK YOU