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LINGUIST List 19.3725

Thu Dec 04 2008

Books: Semantics/Typology: Vanhove (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, From Polysemy to Semantic Change: Vanhove (Ed)


Message 1: From Polysemy to Semantic Change: Vanhove (Ed)
Date: 04-Dec-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: From Polysemy to Semantic Change: Vanhove (Ed)
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Title: From Polysemy to Semantic Change
Subtitle: Towards a typology of lexical semantic associations
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 106
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20106

Editor: Martine Vanhove
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290328 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290328 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205735 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205735 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Abstract:

This book is the result of a joint project on lexical and semantic typology
which gathered together field linguists, semanticists, cognitivists,
typologists, and an NLP specialist. These cross-linguistic studies concern
semantic shifts at large, both synchronic and diachronic: the outcome of
polysemy, heterosemy, or semantic change at the lexical level. The first
part presents a comprehensive state of the art of a domain typologists have
long been reluctant to deal with. Part two focuses on theoretical and
methodological approaches: cognition, construction grammar, graph theory,
semantic maps, and data bases. These studies deal with universals and
variation across languages, illustrated with numerous examples from
different semantic domains and different languages. Part three is dedicated
to detailed empirical studies of a large sample of languages in a limited
set of semantic fields. It reveals possible universals of semantic
association, as well as areal and cultural tendencies.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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