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Adpositions from the semantic point of view

Claude Hagège

in Adpositions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575008
eISBN:
9780191722578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575008.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the main meanings that are marked, crosslinguistically, by adpositions (Adps), distributing them in various domains, according to what we observe in languages. But before doing ... More


The evolution of semantics: sharing conceptual domains

Peter Gärdenfors

in The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that the cultural development of Homo sapiens and their predecessors is highly dependent on the expansion of shared semantic domains. Starting from an analysis of how and when ... More


Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Metaphor is pervasive in language, and recent interest has focused on the systematic connections between different concepts, such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, ... More


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