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Title: Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics
Edited By: Hubert Cuyckens
René Dirven
John R. Taylor
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 23
Description:

This collected volume presents radically new directions which are emerging in cognitive lexical semantics research. A number of papers re-ignite the polysemy vs. monosemy debate, and testify to the fact that polysemy is no longer simply taken for granted, but is currently a much more contested issue than it was in the 1980s and 1990s. Other papers offer fresh perspectives on the prototype structure of lexical categories, while generally accepted notions about the radial network structure of categories is ques-tioned in papers on the development of word meaning in child language acquisition and in diachrony. Additional topics include the interaction of lexical and constructional meaning, and the relationship between word meanings and the contexts in which the words are encountered. This book will be of interest to semanticists and cognitive linguists, as well as to scholars working in the broader field of cognitive science.


From the contents:

JOHN TAYLOR, HUBERT CUYCKENS AND RENÉ DIRVEN:
Introduction: New directions in cognitive lexical semantic research

STEFAN GRONDELARS AND DIRK GEERAERTS
Meaning potentials and context: Some consequences for the analysis of variation in meaning

JENS ALLWOOD:
Towards a pragmatic model of cognitive onomasiology
THEO A.J.M. JANSSEN:
Monosemy versus polysemy

HANNA LEHTI-EKLUND
The grammaticalization of alltså and således: Two Swedish conjuncts revisited

LAURA A. MICHAELIS:
Word meaning, sentence meaning, and syntactic meaning

KURT UELLER
Metonymic sense shift: Its origins in hearers' abductive construal of usage in context

SALLY RICE:
Growth of a lexical network: Nine English prepositions in acquisition

AUGUSTO SOARES DA SILVA:
Image schemas and category coherence: The case of the Portuguese verb deixar

DAVID TUGGY
The Nawatl verb kisa: A case study in polysemy

SATOSHI UEHARA:
A diachronic perspective on prototypicality: The case of nominal adjectives in Japanese

CLAUDE VANDELOISE:
Containment, support, and linguistic relativity

CHRISTOF VANDEN EYNDE
The Dutch hedges echt and gewoon: Markers of prototypicality?

JORDAN ZLATEV
Polysemy or generality? Mu.


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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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