Lexical Knowledge in the Organization of Language

Urs Egli | Universities of Konstanz and Tübingen
Peter E. Pause | Dokkyo University (Japan)
Christoph Schwarze | Dokkyo University (Japan)
Arnim von Stechow | Dokkyo University (Japan)
Götz Wienold | Dokkyo University (Japan)
ISBN 9789027236173 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556195686 (USA) | USD 188.00
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This book contains a selection of the papers given at an international conference at the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 1991. All contributions relate to the assumption that lexical knowledge plays a central role in the organization of language, inasmuch as the components or modules of grammar come together and interact in the lexicon. Originating in various traditions of linguistic thought, however, the individual papers reflect differing interests and are based upon different conceptions of the lexicon, its status and interfaces. There is the position of current generative linguistics, which aims at accounting for structural properties of the lexicon within syntactic theory. There is also the perspective of model-theoretical semantics, where borderline phenomena between lexical semantics and the semantics of sentence and text receive particular attention. Still another group of papers directly discusses problems of lexical semantics, focussing on representational and conceptual aspects of word meanings. The notion of a two-level semantics as well as cross-linguistic analyses are characteristic of these contributions. The book closes with a comparative and historical study of lexical evolution.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 114] 1995.  xiv, 367 pp.
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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  94044090