Polysemy: Flexible Patterns of Meaning in Mind and Language

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Brigitte Nerlich, Zazie Todd, Vimala Herman, David D. Clarke
Walter de Gruyter, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 422 pages

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Contents

Cognitive models of polysemy
31
past and present
49
Polysemy and conceptual blending
79
the case of over
95
experiments with English
161
Metonymic polysemy and its place in meaning extension
195
Polysemy in derivational affixes
217
The role of links andor qualia in modifierhead constructions
233
Polysemy and bleaching
253
Polysemy in the lexicon and in discourse
267
salience role and context effects
297
the acquisition
333
I dont believe in word senses
361
Senses and texts
393
Index
411
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About the author (2003)

Brigitte Nerlich is Senior Research Officer at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Zazie Todd is Lecturer at Leeds University, UK.

David D. Clarke is Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Vimala Herman is Reader at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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