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LINGUIST List 19.2630

Wed Aug 27 2008

Qs: Cognitive Linguistics & Science of Polysemy

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        1.    Chris Coquard, Cognitive Linguistics & Science of Polysemy

Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics & Science of Polysemy
Date: 25-Aug-2008
From: Chris Coquard <chris.coquardcna-qatar.edu.qa>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics & Science of Polysemy
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Hello all:

I am working on a project where I plan to discuss the various cognitive
mechanisms used in polysemic development, for example: 'resemblance' in the
word caterpillar, or 'distinguishing feature' in the word 'rhinoceros' as
well as more complex creations, such as 'tradition' for the word 'consider'
where the stars were used in making decisions.

Has this already been done? Any ideas on resources I could use?

Thanks in advance,


Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

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