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Polysemy across image schemas: Swedish fram
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
2007 (English)In: Studia Linguistica, ISSN 0039 3193, Vol. 61, no 1, 20–58- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There has been some reluctance among scholars to accept the possibility that the image schema structure for a polysemous word can vary from one subsense to another, one image schema dominating for one subsense and another for the other. The aim of this article is to demonstrate that this possibility does indeed exist. For the polysemous Swedish adverb or particle fram, it is shown that no less than four image schemas are primary in different subsenses, viz. the front-back schema, the centre-periphery schema, the source-path-goal schema, and the container schema. Furthermore, although these schemas also appear in backgrounded functions in other subsenses, thus securing the network, no single schema is present in all subsenses.

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2007. Vol. 61, no 1, 20–58- p.
Keyword [en]
cognitive semantics, spatial orientation, image schemas, Swedish
National Category
Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21090ISI: 000245611000002OAI: diva2:187616
Available from: 2007-04-19 Created: 2007-04-19 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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