Meanings of words : theory and application

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Abstract

This chapter presents a Cognitive Semantics framework for the analysis of words and meaning-making in language, Lexical Meaning as Ontologies and Construals, and the basic socio-sensory-cognitive assumptions on which this framework rests. It demonstrates the repercussions of the basic assumptions of the approach to word meaning, highlighting its usefulness for describing and explaining mean-ing-making in communication. Special attention is given to word classes, degree, antonymy, metonymization and metaphorization.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature

Keywords

  • Socio-sensory-cognitive, Ontology, Contenful, Configuration, Construal, word class, degree, antonymy, metonymization, metaphorization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbuch Wort und Wortschatz (Handbücher Sprachwissen-HSW Band 3)
EditorsUlrike Haß, Petra Storjohann
PublisherDe Gruyter
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-029601-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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