Bildliga betydelser i SAOB

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In this study, I investigate what a
figurative sense is in the Swedish Academy Dictionary (SAOB). The description of figurative senses in the dictionary is analyzed in
terms of word classes and the use of specific labels in the de
finitions, such as bildl. (figurative), is mapped out. From a cognitive semantic perspective, I investigate
what the figurative uses of the present cases consist of, in a cognitive sense. What
semantic process is at hand (metaphor, metonymy etc.)? And to what extent does a
figurative sense imply polysemy? The study is a part of a licentiate project and the aim of this article is to present some preliminary results of that project.
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationNordiske studier i leksikografi 14
Subtitle of host publicationRapport fra den 14. Konference om Leksikografi i Norden, Reykjavík 30. maj–2. juni 2017
EditorsÁsta Svavarsdóttir, Halldóra Jónsdóttir, Helga Hilmisdóttir, Þórdís Úlfarsdóttir
Place of PublicationReykjavik
PublisherNordisk forening for leksikografi
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-9979-654-48-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event14:e konferensen om lexikografi i Norden - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2017 May 302017 Jun 2

Publication series

NameSkrifter / utgitt af Nordisk forening for leksikografi
PublisherNordisk forening for leksikografi
ISSN (Print)0803-9313
ISSN (Electronic)2246-7823


Conference14:e konferensen om lexikografi i Norden

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