Conceptual Structure in Lexical Items
The lexicalisation of communication concepts in English, German and Dutch
Kristel Proost | Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
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.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. ix
Abbreviations and typographical conventions | pp. xi–xii
Chapter 1. Introduction | pp. 1–10
Chapter 2. Ordering systems for concepts of communication | pp. 11–87
Chapter 3. Lexical gaps | pp. 89–157
Chapter 4. Concepts of communication lexicalised by idioms and collocations | pp. 159–211
Chapter 5. Conclusion | pp. 213–216
Appendix part I: English, German, Dutch, French, Russian and Turkish speech act verbs | pp. 223–247
Appendix part II: German speech act phrasemes | pp. 249–296
Subject/author index | pp. 297–298
Index of verbs and phrasemes discussed | pp. 299–304
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Terminology & Lexicography
Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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