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Hui ZhangFollow

Abstract

Nelson Goodman holds that there are two forms of symbolizing,namely,denotation and exemplification. In denotation, a symbol is used to refer to an object,while in exemplification the exemplifier has a label or is referred to by a label. Exemplification explains how abstract works perform symbolic functions and express metaphorical exemplifiers. Being highly creative and influential,Goodman's theory is valuable and can serve as a reference for Chinese scholars.

Keywords

denotation, exemplification, expression

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