The Meanings of Swedish dra ‘pull’: a Case Study of Lexical Polysemy

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AuthorÅke Viberg
TitleThe Meanings of Swedish dra ‘pull’: a Case Study of Lexical Polysemy
AbstractA brief sketch is given of the general structure of the motion verb field in Swedish. Of centra] interest is the pattern of polysemy exemplified by the Swedish verb dra 'pull, draw'. A prototypical meaning representation is postulated and non-prototypical cases are derived by general mechanisms of meaning extension such as focusing, resultative strengthening and metaphor.
SessionPART 2 - Lexical combinatorics
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@InProceedings{ELX96_1-034,
author = {Åke Viberg},
title = {The Meanings of Swedish dra 'pull': a Case Study of Lexical Polysemy},
pages = {306-319},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},
}
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