Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics

Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics

by Hubert Cuyckens
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110177099

ISBN-13: 9783110177091

Pub. Date: 08/10/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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

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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 (onomasiology, synonymy, the relationship between lexical and syntactic meaning).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110177091
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
08/10/2003
Series:
Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] Series
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: New directions in cognitive lexical semantic research1
Meaning potentials and context: Some consequences for the analysis of variation in meaning29
Towards a pragmatic model of cognitive onomasiology67
Monosemy versus polysemy93
The grammaticalization of alltsa and saledes: Two Swedish conjuncts revisited123
Word meaning, sentence meaning, and syntactic meaning163
Metonymic sense shift: Its origins in hearers' abductive construal of usage in context211
Growth of a lexical network: Nine English prepositions in acquisition243
Image schemas and category coherence: The case of the Portuguese verb deixar281
The Nawatl verb Kisa: A case study in polysemy323
A diachronic perspective on prototypicality: The case of nominal adjectives in Japanese363
Containment, support, and linguistic relativity393
The Dutch hedges echt and gewoon: Markers of prototypicality?427
Polysemy or generality? Mu447
List of contributors495
Index499

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