Analyzability and semantic associations in referring expressions : a study in comparative lexicology

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Analyzability and semantic associations in referring expressions : a study in comparative lexicology

Title: Analyzability and semantic associations in referring expressions : a study in comparative lexicology
Author: Urban, Matthias
Publisher: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), Faculty of the Humanitas, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2012-10-10
Keywords: Lexicology
Linguistic typology
Onomasiology
Word Formation
Abstract: This thesis is a sample-based typological study of formal and semantic patterns in terms for a selection of referring ("nominal") meanings. Languages differ considerably in that in some, unanalyzable, monomorphemic terms dominate in the lexicon while in others analyzable items formed by language-specific means of word-formation (which one this is is a typological variable in itself) abound. The thesis attempts to establish the variation and limits in this variable and to explain why languages vary. Another major concern are semantic associations found in analyzable items as well as in the conflation of several meanings into one lexical item, both from an areal as well as a universal point of view.
Description: Promotores: M.P.G.M. Mous, B. Comrie
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Urban, M., 2012, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/19940
 

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