LIN204H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Closed Set, Function Word, Open Set

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Core vocabulary made up of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Content words: they contain meaning independent of one another: cat, love, extinction, run, quiet, gradually (lexical meaning, on it own, cat means something. An image of a cat or cats comes to mind. It has concept or image of a real thing or property comes to minds when we say the word in isolation. This is a massive, open set of words: we can always add a new word to the set, to google, to facebook. Has a small, closed set of vocabulary items that can be grouped into various categories: determiners, auxiliaries, qualifiers, prepositions, conjunctions, pronouns, relatives, and interrogatives. Function: to provide the sentence infrastructure into which the content words can be placed. They provide information about how to interpret content words and phrases: the is the article the is a function word, a determiner, ex.

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