Polysemous Words, Idioms and Conceptual Metaphors Cognitive Linguistics and Lexicography

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Page249-254
AuthorSzilvia Csábi
TitlePolysemous Words, Idioms and Conceptual Metaphors Cognitive Linguistics and Lexicography
AbstractThe present paper investigates polysemous words, idioms and conceptual metaphors in a cognitive linguistic framework. The focus is on the motivation ofthe meanings of polysemous words and idioms (including phrasal verbs), and its implications for lexicography. Cognitive linguistic research on polysemous words and idioms suggests that their meaning structure is motivated by conceptual mechanisms such as conceptual metaphors and metonymies, and it can be accounted for in a systematic way. This paper claims that lexicographers can make use of meaning analyses focusing on motivation and apply these in the structure of dictionaries.
SessionLexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
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@InProceedings{ELX02-024,
author = {Szilvia Csábi},
title = {Polysemous Words, Idioms and Conceptual Metaphors Cognitive Linguistics and Lexicography},
pages = {249-254},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2002},
month = {aug},
date = {13-17},
address = {København, Denmark},
editor = {Anna Braasch and Claus Povlsen},
publisher = {Center for Sprogteknologi},
isbn = {87-90708-09-1},
}
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