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How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Vyvyan Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is concerned with word meaning, and the role of words in meaning construction. The specific problem addressed concerns how best to account for the inherent variation of word meaning in ... More


Theories of Lexical Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198700302
eISBN:
9780191706288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700302.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Theories of Lexical Semantics offers a comprehensive overview of the major traditions of word meaning research in linguistics. In spite of the growing importance of the lexicon in ... More


Pursuing Meaning

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines some recent answers to the questions of how and where to draw the divide between semantics (roughly, features of the literal meaning of linguistic items) and pragmatics (roughly, ... More


The Methodological Argument Against Minimal Word Meanings

Emma Borg

in Pursuing Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the methodological argument against minimal word meanings: namely the claim that any such word meanings are inadequate to carry what is called the ‘internalist’ or ... More


Conceptual Semantics

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Without contradiction, linguistic meaning is seen as residing in conceptualization and as having a social-interactive basis. Conceptualization is fundamentally imagistic rather than propositional. ... More


Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Malka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, and Ivy Sichel (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book focuses on the linguistic representation of temporality in the verbal domain and its interaction with the syntax and semantics of verbs, arguments, and modifiers. Leading scholars explore ... More


Copularization and Lexical Semantics

REGINA PUSTET

in Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter looks for additional semantic principles underlying the distributional behavior of copulas. As a point of departure, more detailed empirical evidence is presented in support of the ... More


Semantic alignment systems: what's what, and what's not

Mark Donohue

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantic alignment involves a split in the coding of Ss according to the verb's lexical semantics, and is related to the fact that most languages have more than one way to code the arguments of ... More


The lexical entry

Andrew Spencer

in Lexical Relatedness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679928
eISBN:
9780191761508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679928.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In this chapter, the lexeme is characterized as an entry in a relational database defined in terms of four attributes: FORM, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, and a LEXEMIC INDEX, which functions as a kind of ... More


Linguistic theories of lexical meaning1

Cristina Soriano

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a framework for the GRID study within the field of emotion lexical semantics. It is divided in two sections devoted to theories and methodologies, respectively. In the first ... More


Copulas in Current Research

REGINA PUSTET

in Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book discusses copulas and their function, their morphosyntactic properties, their syntagmatic properties such as their compatibility with different parts of speech, their historical origin, and ... More


Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Bernhard Wälchli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents a typological survey and analysis of co-compounds (also known as dvandva, coordinating compounds, and pair words). Co-compounds are compounds whose meaning is the result of ... More


Certificates of Deposit Advertisements: Harold Ackerman v. Royal Bank of Pennsylvania

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The case of a bank's advertisements about the rate of return for its certificates of deposit centered on the use of the lexical items in the bank's advertisements and other materials, specifically ... More


A Semantic Classification of Co-compounds

Bernhard Wälchli

in Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a semantic classification of co-compounds based on the semantic relationship between parts and whole, drawing mainly on material from central Eurasian languages. A distinction ... More


Codeswitching and the Syntax-Semantics Interface: The Role of Aspectual Features in Constraining Intrasentential Codeswitching Involving the Verb

Sílvia Milian Hita

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Following Minimalist and Lexical Semantics assumptions, this chapter will analyze the role played by uninterpreted aspectual or Aktionsart features (or internal temporal organization properties of ... More


Later language

Vesna Stojanovik

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199594818
eISBN:
9780191738166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0057
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the literature on linguistic abilities in English-speaking older children, adolescents, and adults with Williams syndrome (WS) regarding morphosyntax, phonology, lexical ... More


Introduction

John Beavers and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

in The Roots of Verbal Meaning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855781
eISBN:
9780191889417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855781.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 1 outlines the goals of a theory of verb meaning. It presents a justification for a constrained theory of verb meaning, and outlines the basic parameters of event structural approaches and ... More


Semantics and Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744580
eISBN:
9780191805837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744580.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Systematic variation in form between semantic equivalents across languages is a key explanandum of linguistic theory. Two contrasting views of the role of lexical semantics in the analysis of such ... More


Ordinary Meaning and Lexical Semantics

Brian G. Slocum

in Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter Five addresses issues relating to lexical semantics, including the contribution of sentential (i.e., sentence level) context to the ordinary meaning of words. Proper consideration of ... More


The Perspective from Semantic Typology

David Kemmerer

in Concepts in the Brain: The View From Cross-linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190682620
eISBN:
9780190682651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682620.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides a synopsis of the cross-linguistic approach to studying concepts, with the aim of giving readers enough background to understand and appreciate the more detailed typological ... More


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