Re: "Semantic domain", an definition of terms!

Carlton Winbery (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 19:35:37 +0400

Paul Evans wrote;

> A quick question about a term being used frequently on the list of late.
> My 13 year ago Greek classes provided me with an intro. to Koine, and I
> have tried to sharpen my skills by further study. This list, with the
> opportunity to ask, what are undoubtedly, elementary questions, has been
> invaluable. I assume that by the term "Semantic Domain," which is the
> peculiar approach of Louw & Nida according to the posts, one means the
> spectrum or range of meanings a particular word may have.
I would say that the "Semantic Domain" is an area of meaning such as
"emotion" or "feelings." Then is listed under the domain the words that
signify the related meanings.

Carlton L. Winbery
Fogleman Professor of Religion
Louisiana College
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