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Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics.

Author: Hubert Cuyckens; René Dirven; John R Taylor
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 2003.
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This book provides a representative survey of early and more recent concerns in cognitively inspired lexical semantics. As such, it focuses on the issue of polysemy vs. monosemy, it offers fresh perspectives on prototypicality in lexical categories, it sheds light on the development of lexical items in child language acquisition and in diachrony, and it looks at issues going beyond the individual lexical item  Read more...
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Cuyckens, Hubert.
Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics.
Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, Inc., ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Cuyckens; René Dirven; John R Taylor
ISBN: 9783110219074 3110219077
OCLC Number: 787842315
Description: 1 online resource (512 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter; Contents; Introduction: New directions in cognitive lexical semantic research; Meaning potentials and context: Some consequences for the analysis of variation in meaning; Towards a pragmatic model of cognitive onomasiology; Monosemy versus polysemy; The grammaticalization of alltså and således: Two Swedish conjuncts revisited; Word meaning, sentence meaning, and syntactic meaning; Metonymic sense shift: Its origins in hearers' abductive construal of usage in context; Growth of a lexical network: Nine English prepositions in acquisition. Image schemas and category coherence: The case of the Portuguese verb deixarThe Nawatl verb kisa: A case study in polysemy; A diachronic perspective on prototypicality: The case of nominal adjectives in Japanese; Containment, support, and linguistic relativity; The Dutch hedges echt and gewoon: Markers of prototypicality?; Polysemy or generality? Mu.; Backmatter.

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