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Syntactic Categories and Semantic Relativity

William Croft

in Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198299554
eISBN:
9780191708091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299554.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Radical Construction Grammar, like other construction grammars, treats constructions as pairings of form and meaning, and like typology, uses meaning as the basis for crosslinguistic comparison. ... More


Or constructions: Monosemy vs. polysemy

Mira Ariel

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Codes and inferences compete in language, and the competition manifests itself at the level of the language system and in real‐time interactions. Grammars sometimes offer a monosemous code for some ... More


Meanings are multiple

N. J. Enfield

in The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at issues concerning the multiple meanings a word can have. A case study of Lao emotion terms shows systematic reference to ‘the heart’ as a locus of emotional experience. A ... More


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