Polysemy: Flexible Patterns of Meaning in Mind and Language

Polysemy: Flexible Patterns of Meaning in Mind and Language

by Brigitte Nerlich
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110176165

ISBN-13: 9783110176162

Pub. Date: 08/21/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter

About fifty years ago, Stephen Ullmann wrote that polysemy is 'the pivot of semantic analysis'. Fifty years on, polysemy has become one of the hottest topics in linguistics and in the cognitive sciences at large. The book deals with the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints. The cognitive approach is supplemented and supported by diachronic, psycholinguistic,

Overview

About fifty years ago, Stephen Ullmann wrote that polysemy is 'the pivot of semantic analysis'. Fifty years on, polysemy has become one of the hottest topics in linguistics and in the cognitive sciences at large. The book deals with the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints. The cognitive approach is supplemented and supported by diachronic, psycholinguistic, developmental, comparative, and computational perspectives. The chapters, written by some of the most eminent specialists in the field, are all underpinned by detailed discussions of methodology and theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110176162
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
08/21/2003
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, #142
Edition description:
Reprint 2011
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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