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In the former case the semantic feature 'saturation with too much of X' is denotatively attributed, but the overall pejorative effect is dependent on the lexical base.
Cook's "linguistic schemata" contain knowledge about language and influence our expectations of what particular words mean both denotatively and connotatively.
Of course, 'The Day of the Doctor' does denotatively feature an older 'Doctor', but this is a newly introduced incarnation (John Hurt) who could conceivably be grandfatherly in a manner reminiscent of William Hartnell's first Doctor, but who instead represents the episode's hermeneutic code (will he deserve the moniker of 'Doctor' or not?).
MacEachren (1995, 351) argues that maps communicate their messages in two ways--connotatively and denotatively. Connotative communication is that which is largely subliminal--messages communicated by what is left unmentioned.
Par oil passera-t-elle?" (169) are questions that apply denotatively and obviously to the clandestine network and their activities while referring connotatively to individual life courses and to the passages of societies.
"Place" here describes both spatial and social coordinates, which are mutually constitutive, while it moves denotatively from Calianax's social position, to the Lady's location, to the entire royal masquing space.
But more strictly, however, the terms can be denotatively distinguished as follows: (a) country refers to a geographical area; (b) nation refers to a people who share common customs, origins, and history, albeit the adjectives national and international also refer to matters dealing strictly with states, as in national elections, international relations; (c) state refers to a set of governing institutions with sovereignty over a definite territory.
The motivation aspect highlights the relevance relation that exists between texts and their readers; comprehension deals with how audience members comprehend media content, denotatively and connotatively; discrimination is concerned with whether audience readings are characterized by an awareness of the text's 'constructedness'; position is about the 'subjective' attitude towards the text accompanying a reading and action deals with how recipients use media content in their everyday life (Schroder 2000, 2003).
To show how words affect connotatively, not denotatively, on audience, Potter (1974) explained:
While she exerts a more impressive command of the welter of historical data than some of her predecessors, these crypto-Persian references are the one place where Alvey stumbles denotatively. For example, Alvey talks about the relevance of Balk as a referent to the Achaemenid Empire and to Alexander's conquest.
A number of these verbs are used denotatively, but others perform evaluative functions that reflect either the author's or the thesis writer's interpretation and position with respect to the reported information.
These first lovers literally write to Hamilton in order to reinsert themselves in heterosexual paradigms; both marry men shortly after denotatively and graphically writing an ending to their relationship with Hamilton.