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dc.contributor.authorCavanagh, Robert Frederick
dc.contributor.authorAsano-Cavanagh, Yuko
dc.contributor.authorFisher (Jr), William P
dc.identifier.citationCavanagh, R.F. and Asano-Cavanagh, Y. and Fisher (Jr), W.P. 2019. Natural Semantic Metalanguage as an approach to measuring meaning. In: Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13-TC18 Symposium 2019, 2nd Jul 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Do any interesting or valuable fundamental commonalities arise when measurement and linguistic methods are used to understand the same phenomena? A basis for such commonality resides in the human desire for meaning, a need manifest in all cultures and languages. However, the notion of meaning is rarely associated with measurement; it resides more comfortably in the study of language and linguistics. This exploration commences with an examination of measurement theories, principally Rasch Measurement Theory (RMT), with the aim of identifying opportunities for elucidating the meaning of objects of measurement. A brief overview of the discipline of linguistics then reveals the importance of semantics in expressing meaning. An explanation of how the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) can enable explication of linguistic meaning follows. The paper concludes with a proposal for ecological applications of invariant measurement and the NSM.

dc.publisherInstitute of Physics (IoP)
dc.subjectNatural Semantic Metalanguage
dc.titleNatural Semantic Metalanguage as an approach to measuring meaning
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Physics : Conference Series
dcterms.source.conferenceJoint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13-TC18 Symposium 2019
dcterms.source.conference-start-date2 Jul 2019
dcterms.source.conferencelocationSt. Petersburg, Russia
curtin.departmentSchool of Education
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities
dcterms.source.conference-end-date5 Jul 2019
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridAsano-Cavanagh, Yuko [26424510200]

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