Corpus-based Cognitive Lexicography: Insights into the Meaning and Use of the Verb Stagger

Page649-662
AuthorThomai Dalpanagioti
TitleCorpus-based Cognitive Lexicography: Insights into the Meaning and Use of the Verb Stagger
AbstractSituated within the framework of “cognitive lexicography”, this paper aims to demonstrate how lexical meaning and usage patterns can be represented in a coherent and principled manner by applying cognitive semantic theories to corpus data. The focus of attention is on the lexicographic tasks of establishing lexical units, capturing usage patterns and providing definitions. The proposed corpus-based and cognitively-oriented approach is applied to a lexical item from the semantic field of motion, the verb stagger. Monolingual learner’s dictionaries (MLDs) are examined as to their stagger entry in order to specify in what respects this approach can improve EFL lexicography. The paper is not restricted to a theoretical discussion of lexicographic issues or a critical review of existing entries; rather, a new version of the stagger entry is offered.
SessionVARIOUS TOPICS
Keywordsframe semantics, conceptual metaphor and metonymy theory, word sense disambiguation, usage patterns
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2018-053,
author={Thomai Dalpanagioti},
title={Corpus-based Cognitive Lexicography: Insights into the Meaning and Use of the Verb Stagger},
pages={649-662},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
year={2018},
month={jul},
date={17-21},
address={Ljubljana, Slovenia},
editor={Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek},
publisher={Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts},
isbn={978-961-06-0097-8}, }
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