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Vinogradova, Svetlana. 2012. Semantic and derivational processes of relative adjectives: cognitive aspects. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 9 (4) : 42–46. 5 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


The semantics of relative adjectives unites the substantive features of the productive base and attributive functions. This integration of two categories is reflected in the specifics of semantic and derivational processes: metaphors and metonymies are formed according to the substantive model, although the latent semes of the underlying word may be actualised through the attibutive character of the derivative. When lexicalised, semantic derivation follows the model of relative adjectives.