Semiotic Conceptualization of Human Body: Lexicographical or Database System Description?

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AuthorGrigory E. Kreydlin
TitleSemiotic Conceptualization of Human Body: Lexicographical or Database System Description?
AbstractThe paper focuses on some possible means of lexicographical description of the human body both in natural languages and in nonverbal semiotic systems. The Russian language and the Russian body language present significant material for constructing semiotic representation of the human body and its parts. Two basic modes for such a representationexplanatory dictionaries and database systems-are discussed in detail. It is argued that database systems provide, on the one hand, more explicit and rigorous format for the comparative analysis of gestures, postures, mimics and other nonverbal signs, and natural language expressions, on the other hand, than explanatory language and gesture dictionaries.
Session3. Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
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@InProceedings{ELX08-060,
author = {Grigory E. Kreydlin},
title = {Semiotic Conceptualization of Human Body: Lexicographical or Database System Description?},
pages = {713-716},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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