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Morris divided semiotics into three branches: syntactics, semantics and pragmatics. Pragmatics refers to the study of the ways in which signs are used and interpreted. The interpretation of signs ...


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Priorist or foundationalist theories grant ontological priority to certain 'foundational' entities which are regarded as 'givens' or first principles. Various theorists assign causal priority to ...

adnominal adjunct

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Any optional word, phrase, or clause that modifies nouns, noun phrases, or pronouns.

Bloom's taxonomy

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Benjamin Bloom created this taxonomy for categorizing the level of abstraction of questions that commonly occur in educational settings. The taxonomy provides a useful structure in which to ...

expository text

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Text written by the author to explain, to explain, to present information, or to persuade. Expository text subject-oriented and contains facts and information using small dialog. Example of ...


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In its most extreme version 'the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis' can be described as relating two associated principles: linguistic determinism and linguistic relativism. Applying these two principles, the ...


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A mode in which the marker is not purely arbitrary but directly connected in some way (physical or causal) to the signified-this link can be observed or inferred (such as smoke, Vane, a thermometer, ...

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