Publication details [#12168]

Toporova, Valentina. 2004. Conceptual parameters of semantic abstraction. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 1 (2-3) : 33–40. 8 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


This article examines the lexical and semantic representation of concepts based on the notion of semantic matrices and logoschemas. A semantic matrix models different parts of the interpretative field; a logoschema defines the conceptual parameters of semantic structures. The author proposes to single out a metaconceptual layer in a concept, which stands for the active zone where the semantics of the linguistic sign emerges and which plays a crucial role in the generation of cognitive metaphors.