The Polysemy of Swedish ge ‘give’ from a Crosslinguistic Perspective

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Page669-682
AuthorÅke Viberg
TitleThe Polysemy of Swedish ge ‘give’ from a Crosslinguistic Perspective
AbstractThe polysemy of the Swedish verb ge 'give' is described and contrasted to English give based on data from the English Swedish Parallel Corpus (ESPC). The major extended uses of Swedish ge have parallels in other languages judging from the typological description by Newman [1996]. At a general level, the set of major extended meanings in Swedish and English are shared with the exception of the use of ge as a motion verb (Peter gav sig av. 'Peter left.'), which is language-specific. In spite of that, the correspondence between the two cognates ge and give is very complex at a fine-grained level of analysis.
SessionDifferent Lexicographical and Lexicological Topics
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@InProceedings{ELX02-073,
author = {Åke Viberg},
title = {The Polysemy of Swedish ge 'give' from a Crosslinguistic Perspective },
pages = {669-682},
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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