Polysemy: Flexible Patterns of Meaning in Mind and Language
Mouton de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 422 pages
About fifty years ago, Stephen Ullmann wrote that polysemy is 'the pivot of semantic analysis'. Fifty years on, polysemy has become one of the hottest topics in linguistics and in the cognitive sciences at large. The book deals with the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints. The cognitive approach is supplemented and supported by diachronic, psycholinguistic, developmental, comparative, and computational perspectives. The chapters, written by some of the most eminent specialists in the field, are all underpinned by detailed discussions of methodology and theory.
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Cognitive models of polysemy
past and present
Polysemy and conceptual blending
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adjectives ambiguity analysis argue basic blend Breal Cambridge University Press Chicago clusters Cognitive Grammar Cognitive Linguistics cognitive semantics collocation conceptual blending conceptual integration conceptual metaphor construal construction context corpus derived diachronic dictionary disaster discourse distinct senses Dowker English entity examples extension Fauconnier flexibility Geeraerts Gilles Fauconnier Giora handbag homonymy implicature informants inputs instance interpretation involved irony Kilgarriff Kreitzer Lakoff Langacker lexemes Lexical Semantics lexicographers lexicon literal meaning meaning types metonymy Nerlich nouns Oxford particular partonomy patterns phonological poems polysemous words polysemy pragmatic preposition primary sense problem produced prompts protoscene prototypical psycholinguistics Psychology Pustejovsky qualia Raukko refer referential representation role salient semantic change semantic network semantic relation sense-tagging sentences spatial configuration spatial relation spatial scene speakers specific structure synchronic synecdoche syntactic syntax Table theory TR and LM type of polysemy understanding verb word sense