The edges of definition

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorF.J. Heyvaert
TitleThe edges of definition
AbstractThere is a strange discrepancy between the vague and flexible concepts that words evoke in the mind and that are described by lexical semanticists and lexicographers as the meaning of the words and on the other hand the unequivocal referential use that speakers and hearers make of those words. In this paper it is suggested that concept and referential valency should be treated as mutually independent things.
SessionPART 1 - Word meaning / lexical semantics
author = {F.J. Heyvaert},
title = {The edges of definition},
pages = {84-92},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},