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17a) is an unambiguous sentence. It covers the case of someone who was awake for two days. 17a) or applying to someone who was asleep, but not for two days (possibly for only two hours or maybe for three days). 17) a. For two days, I didn’t sleep. ‘for two days (it was not so (that I slept))’ b. I didn’t sleep for two days. ‘for two days (it was not so (that I slept))’ or ‘it is not so (that for two days (I slept))’ The ‘meanings’ indicated to the right of the examples are not in a standard notation.

Rowling (1997), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, London: Bloomsbury, p. 94. 2. uk >. 3 This is commonly called speaker-meaning (see Lycan 2000: 103), but as the notion applies to both speaking and writing, I prefer to talk of sender’s meaning. 4. This approach was given impetus in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s by the writings of the semanticist Sir John Lyons. See Lyons 1977, for instance. 5. Deixis is an abstract noun corresponding to the adjective deictic. 2 Adjective meanings Overview Cruse (2000: 289) notes that adjective meanings are often onedimensional.

However, there are considerations of perspective that make either a negative or an affirmative more appropriate in some circumstances, so we might not all that willingly give up one member of each complementary pair. 4 Converses A general feature of the members of antonym pairs is that they have what grammarians term comparative forms, with the comparative suffix -er (thicker, poorer, humbler, for instance) or in the construction more + adjective (for example, more humble, more patient, more obstinate, with some words, like humble, forming the comparative by either method).

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