Conceptual Structure in Lexical Items

The lexicalisation of communication concepts in English, German and Dutch

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This volume deals with the occurrence of lexical gaps in the domain of linguistic action verbs. Though these constitute a considerable proportion of the verb inventory of many languages, not all concepts of verbal communication may be expressed by lexical items in any particular one of them. Introducing a conceptual system which allows gaps to be searched for systematically, this study shows which concepts of verbal communication are and which are not lexicalised in English, German and Dutch. The lexicalisation patterns observed shed light on the way in which verbal behaviour is conceptualised in a particular speech community. To complete the picture, the volume also addresses the question of whether communication concepts which may not be expressed by verbs may be lexicalised by fixed multiword expressions.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 168]  2007.  xii, 304 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Abbreviations and typographical conventions
xi–xii
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–10
Chapter 2. Ordering systems for concepts of communication
11–87
Chapter 3. Lexical gaps
89–157
Chapter 4. Concepts of communication lexicalised by idioms and collocations
159–211
Chapter 5. Conclusion
213–216
Bibliography
217–222
Appendix part I: English, German, Dutch, French, Russian and Turkish speech act verbs
223–247
Appendix part II: German speech act phrasemes
249–296
Subject/author index
297–298
Index of verbs and phrasemes discussed
299–304
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Terminology & Lexicography

Lexicography
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007033949