Conceptual Structure in Lexical Items

The lexicalisation of communication concepts in English, German and Dutch

| Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
ISBN 9789027254122 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027291769 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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
Table of Contents
Abbreviations and typographical conventions
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Ordering systems for concepts of communication
Chapter 3. Lexical gaps
Chapter 4. Concepts of communication lexicalised by idioms and collocations
Chapter 5. Conclusion
Appendix part I: English, German, Dutch, French, Russian and Turkish speech act verbs
Appendix part II: German speech act phrasemes
Subject/author index
Index of verbs and phrasemes discussed
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Terminology & Lexicography

BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007033949 | Marc record