From Non-Experimental to Experimental: A Discussion on Semantics Research Method: Scientific Discussion Paper

Tobing, Andrew P.L From Non-Experimental to Experimental: A Discussion on Semantics Research Method: Scientific Discussion Paper. In: International Seminar On Foreign Language Teaching, Linguistics, And Literature, 04 Oktober 2018, Digital Library of Medan State University.

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Abstract

Though having a substantial foot hold on the present-day understanding of meaning in language, semantic theory founded upon the Conceptual Metaphor paradigm has been frequently criticized as not having proper empirical grounding. The current paper shows that the flaw lies in not being in compliance with the epistemological principle of falsification. For contrast, several experimental-based works are reviewed, demonstrating how semantics research can be carried out with adequate scientific rigor. The paper concludes that student researchers in the graduate as well as the post graduate level should depart from customary practices of intuitive-based analysis and resort to experimentation in order to arrive at notions that can be proven either accurate or inaccurate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: semantic theory; Conceptual Metaphor paradigm; empirically grounded; falsifiability; experimentation
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and Practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P325 Semantics
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni
Depositing User: Mrs Catur Dedek Khadijah
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 10:28
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/31569

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