The motivational basis in the semantics of idioms and ways of its presentation in the computer data base

Page433-439
AuthorVeronika N. Telija
TitleThe motivational basis in the semantics of idioms and ways of its presentation in the computer data base
AbstractThe meaning of most idioms Is associated with the underlying empirical image, which together with the syntactic structure of the idiomatic word-combination motivates this meaning. The motivation affects the denotation of meaning, its evaluative and expressive nature, and bears on its collocational and pragmatic potentialities. The paper discusses the principles of investigation and description of the mechanisms of idiom motivation and suggests ways of using the motivational features in computer technology for compiling dictionaries.
SessionPART 4 - Linguistics in Lexicography
Keywordsidiom, motivational basis, evaluation, emotiveness, figurative Gestalt
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX92_2-016,
author = {Veronika N. Telija},
title = {The motivational basis in the semantics of idioms and ways of its presentation in the computer data base},
pages = {433-439},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},
}
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