En kognitiv semantisk analys av SAOB:s formler för betydelseförändring

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In my dissertation the method to describe semantic change used in the
Swedish Academy dictionary (SAOB) is compared with cognitive
semantic models of such a change. The work of SAOB is theoretically
unbound in terms of overarching semantic theories, and the methods of
describing word meaning and semantic change in the dictionary are rather
developed for pragmatic reasons (such as consistency and economy etc.).
The first volume of SAOB was published in 1898 and the latest in 2012.
A lot has happened during this time within lexicographic theory as well
as in general linguistics. To SAOB editors today the view of language
and linguistics is to a large extent unlike the one the editors had in the late
nineteenth century. Despite this fact the principles behind structuring and
representing semantic information in the dictionary seem to have a lot in
common with the theory based discussion in contemporary literature in
the cognitive field. My starting point is to analyze the structure of articles
in SAOB, in particular the use of specific labels used in the definitions,
such as bildl. (figurative), utvidgdad anv. (extended use) etc. My aim is to
evaluate the pragmatic SAOB model and to investigate to what extent it
can be interpreted to represent the way humans structure and categorize
language and linguistic meaning. In this presentation I will demonstrate
examples of how the SAOB method can be transferred to and interpreted
through models derived from cognitive semantics.
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationNordiske studier i leksikografi 13
Subtitle of host publicationRapport fra 13. Konference om Leksikografi i Norden København 19. - 22. maj 2015
EditorsHenrik Hovmark, Asgerd Gudiksen
Place of PublicationKöpenhamn
PublisherNordisk forening for leksikografi
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-87-992447-6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

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

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