On defining: polysemy, core meanings and “great simplicity”

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AuthorGeart van der Meer
TitleOn defining: polysemy, core meanings and “great simplicity”
AbstractIn this paper I have tried to tackle the problem of the presentation of polysemous entries in especially pedagogic monolingual dictionaries. My aim was to examine whether this can be done in such a way that the various meanings are shown to be related in a clear and intelligible way. The ultimate justification of this project was the desirability of semantic descriptions that capture the knowledge of native speakers with respect to how various meanings after all 'hang together' and are not a list of disparate senses.
SessionLexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
author = {Geart van der Meer},
title = {On defining: polysemy, core meanings and "great simplicity" },
pages = {807-815},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {UniversiteĢ de Bretagne-Sud, FaculteĢ des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},