Lexical Knowledge in the Organization of Language

Editors
| Universities of Konstanz and Tübingen
| Dokkyo University (Japan)
| Dokkyo University (Japan)
| Dokkyo University (Japan)
| Dokkyo University (Japan)
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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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Table of Contents
Introduction
ix
I. Syntactic aspects of lexical variation
1
Lexical and nonlexical noun incorporation
Mark C. Baker
3
Extraction, lexical variation, and the theory of Barriers
Gereon Müller and Wolfgang Sternefeld
35
Lexical decomposition in syntax
Arnim von Stechow
81
II. Model-theoretical approaches to text semantics
119
The epsilon operator and E-type pronouns
Urs Egli and Klaus von Heusinger
121
Tense and the logic of change
Reinhard Muskens
147
The understanding and interpretation of text
Aarne Ranta
185
III. Lexical meanings and concepts
201
Describing verbs of motion in prolog
Bruce Mayo
203
Partir c’est quitter un peu: A two-level approach to polysemy
Peter E. Pause, Achim Botz and Markus Egg
245
Polysemy in a two-level-semantics
Christoph Schwarze and Marie-Theres Schepping
283
Lexical and conceptual structures in expressions for movement and space: with reference to Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Indonesian as compared to English and German
Götz Wienold
301
IV. The historical dimension
341
A contrastive study of vocabulary growth in different languages: French, English, Chinese, and Japanese
Tatsuo Miyajima
343
Names index
359
Topical index
363
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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