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#175996 - 04/18/08 01:24 AM Re: Literal Meaning Vs. Dictionary Definition [Re: Bigwig Rabbit]
zmjezhd Offline
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I agree with goofy. Calling it essential meaning is misleading. Calling it etymological meaning would be better. And while you're at it, you might explain the etymological fallacy to your students.
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#176004 - 04/18/08 08:21 AM Re: Literal Meaning Vs. Dictionary Definition [Re: zmjezhd]
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Ah. Epiphany. I'd never heard of the etymological fallacy. This helps my understanding, and thus should help me better inform my students. Thanks for that!
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