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" When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things. "
Information Modeling the EXPRESS Way - Página xxvii
por Douglas A. Schenck, Peter R. Wilson - 1994 - 416 páginas
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Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Janet Wilde Astington, Jodie A. Baird - 2005 - 368 páginas
...it is now something of a Humpty Dumpty word, in the Lewis Carroll sense (Astington, 1998): "'When / use a word/ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less'" (Carroll, 1872, p. 124). Perhaps we exaggerate — theory...
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Using Cereal Science and Technology for the Benefit of Consumers ...

Stanley P Cauvain, Linda S Young, S. Salmon - 2004 - 592 páginas
...the working definition is very much like a saying in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland li " 'When 1 use a word.' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more or less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words...
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Advertising, Promotion, and New Media

Marla R. Stafford, Ron Faber, Ronald J. Faber - 2005 - 380 páginas
...Dumpty's communication style, which expresses and exaggerates ordinary language definitions: "When / use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make...
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Developing Thinking in Geometry

Sue Johnston-Wilder, John Mason - 2005 - 270 páginas
...one wishes. The anarchy of Humpty Dumpty's 'Looking Glass' logic would not be very helpful! 'When / use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make...
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Medical Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine

Hsinchun Chen, Sherrilynne S. Fuller, Carol Friedman, William Hersh - 2005 - 648 páginas
...representation. Keywords vocabulary; ontology; classification; biomedical concepts; terminology 'When J_use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words...
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The Infinite Gift: How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World

Charles Yang - 2006 - 289 páginas
...start. The details will be filled in by Humpty Dumpty, who is quite an arbitrator on words and language. "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." Accordingly, "unbirthday present" is "a present given...
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The Relational Database Dictionary: A Comprehensive Glossary of Relational ...

C.J. Date - 2006 - 128 páginas
...charactered with lasting memory, Which shall above that idle rank remain — William Shakespeare, Sonnet 122 "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." — Lewis Carroll, Through the LookingGlass and What...
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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Colin Baker - 2006 - 492 páginas
...symbols, there are often different and sometimes contested meanings and values attached to such language. "When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less" (Lewis Carroll, 1872). Words don't have fixed or ideal meanings....
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First Steps to Communication: A Pragmatic Analysis

Manuela Wagner - 2006 - 277 páginas
...knock-down argument for you!" "But 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument'," Alice objected. "When I use a word, " Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." "The question is, " said Alice, "whether you can make words...
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How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic

Madsen Pirie - 2006 - 182 páginas
...argument for you!" ' 'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected. 'When / use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." The UK's finance ministers are no less skilled. They have...
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