Semiotic Principles in Semantic Theory

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This study represents a contribution to the theory of meaning in natural language. It proposes a semantic theory containing a set of regular relational principles. These principles enable semantic theory to describe connections from the lexical reading of a word to its figurative contextual reading, from one variant reading of a polysemous lexical item to another, from the idiomatic to its literal reading or to the literal reading(s) of one or more of its component lexical items. Semiotic theory provides a foundation by supplying principles defining motivated expression-content relations for signs generally. The author argues that regular semantic relational principles must dervive from such semiotic principles, to ensures the psychological reality and generality of the semantic principles.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 20]  1981.  xiii, 252 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
0. Introduction
1
1. Regular relations in semantic theory
7
2. The semiotic basis of semantic regularity
21
3. Regular semantic relations
71
4. The problem of polysemy
109
5. Derived polysemy
139
6. The lexicon
155
7. Motivation in complex units
173
8. Extra-linguistic information in semantic relations
195
9. Poetic figures
209
Conclusion
227
Notes
231
Bibliography
235
Index
245
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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