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Title: Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers from the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997.
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 177
Description:

In Cognitive Linguistics, polysemy is regarded as a categorizing phenomenon; i.e., related meanings of words form categories centering around a prototype and bearing family resemblance relations to one another. Under this polysemy = categorization view, the scope of investigation has been gradually broadened from categories in the lexical and lexico-grammatical domain to morphological, syntactic, and phonological categories. The papers in this volume illustrate the importance of polysemy in describing these various categories. A first set of papers analyzes the polysemy of such lexical categories as prepositions and scalar particles, and looks at the import of polysemy in frame-based dictionary definitions. A second set shows that noun classes, case, and locative prefixes constitute meaningful and polysemous categories. Three papers, then, pay attention to polysemy from a psychological perspective, looking for psychological evidence of polysemy in lexical categories. Contributions by: Hubert Cuyckens & Britta Zawada; Birgitta Meex; Tuomas Huumo; Willy Martin; Eugene
H. Casad; Michael B. Smith; Kari-Anne Selvik; A.P. Hendrikse; Raymond
W. Gibbs, Jr. & Teenie Matlock; Dinara A. Beitel, Raymond W. Gibbs,
Jr. & Paul Sanders; Frank Brisard, Gert van Rillaer & Dominiek Sandra.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556198949
ISBN-13: 9781556198946
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