Polysemous Models of Words and Their Representation in a Dictionary Entry

By November 17, 2016,
Page 1025-1037
Author Tinatin Margalitadze
Title Polysemous Models of Words and Their Representation in a Dictionary Entry
Abstract The paper deals with one of the universal models of polysemous adjectives and verbs, namely one-dimensional model and examines the ways of its representation in a dictionary entry. Polysemy is connected with the human perception and cognition of the world. It is determined by the process of perceiving not only particular objects and phenomena, but also the similarities existing between them or seen as such by members of the given language community. It is also connected with the ability of the language to reflect the new, yet un-cognized objects and phenomena by means of their associations and relations with already known, cognized objects and phenomena, i.e. to translate diversity of the world into linguistic unity. This makes polysemy an extremely interesting linguistic phenomenon but also leads to controversies concerning the interpretation of different issues connected with it. The paper touches upon some debatable issues connected with polysemy, such as: boundaries between senses, meaning and context, the role of context in the process of realization of meanings of polysemous words, meanings and sub-meanings, sense-numbering in a dictionary entry, etc. The paper also discusses some peculiarities of lexical meanings of adjectives and verbs.
Session Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
Keywords one-dimensional, general semantic component, subsume
author={Tinatin Margalitadze},
title={Polysemous Models of Words and Their Representation in a Dictionary Entry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},