Semantic Knowledge, Domains of Meaning and Conceptual Spaces

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Abstract

The main thesis of this chapter is that children do not learn single new words but rather new words that belong to the same domain. For example, once they learn a word for a color, other color words will be learned soon after. The chapter presents a model of such domain-oriented language learning. Conceptual spaces are used as a framework for modeling the semantic processes involved in language acquisition. The author illustrates the model with some of the semantic domains that a child acquires during the first formative years of life. Linguistic data is also presented in support of the hypothesis that semantics knowledge is organized into domains.

Detaljer

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Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationKnowledge and Action
RedaktörerPeter Meusburger, Benno Werlen, Laura Suarsana
FörlagSpringer International Publishing
Sidor203-219
ISBN (elektroniskt) 978-3-319-44588-5
StatusPublished - 2017
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Publikationsserier

NamnKnowledge and Space
FörlagSpringer
Volym9

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