Re: on the meaning of 'word sense'

(1) we use dictionaries because that's (usually) all there is (Amsler)

(2) "to anyone from a science in which empirical evidence is considered to
be the the basis for theory confirmation, it is hard to take this sort
of definition of sense distinction very seriously" (Dunning)

Here's thesis and antithesis: time we got to work on the synthesis!
(Eg a theory of what word senses - and word sense distinctions - are.
Once we've worked that out, we can start to operationalise the

Adam Kilgarriff