Talk:Lexical semantics

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 Definition Subfield of linguistic semantics, which studies how and what the words of a language denote. [d] [e]

Difficult sentence

I find the following sentence, currently the opening sentence of the last paragraph, difficult to understand:

"A question asked is if meaning is established by looking at the neighbourhood in the semantic net a word is part of and by looking at the other words it occurs with in natural sentences or if the meaning is already locally contained in a word." —Anthony.Sebastian 21:12, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, this is an external article...
I think 'A question asked...' means 'One question to consider is...'. Poor style. The rest seems to be a not-terribly-good go at the issue of whether words have inherent meaning or only relative to one another. Actually, the whole page could be deleted. John Stephenson 02:40, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Change "if" to "whether"? Peter Jackson 09:26, 23 June 2012 (UTC)


The current text has "Lexical units are the words", but I'd include idioms and some types of phrase as part of lexis. Sandy Harris 07:24, 22 June 2012 (UTC)