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The semantics of lexical typology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9592-5780
2015 (English)In: The Routledge Handbook of Semantics / [ed] Nick Riemer, Oxford: Routledge, 2015, 434-454 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter mainly focuses on lexical typology understood as cross-linguistic research on domain categorization. It introduces some of the critical theoretical and methodological issues inherent in it where lexical typology has to find its own way in balancing between the ambitions of theoretical semantics, lexicography and general typology. After that four different approaches are presented and discussed: componential analysis; Natural Semantic Metalanguage; denotation-based (or etic-grid) semantics, and combinatorial lexical typology. The two final sections are devoted to implicational vs. probabilistic semantic maps as representations of meanings and generalizations in lexical typology, and to future prospects in lexico-typological research.

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Oxford: Routledge, 2015. 434-454 p.
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Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics
Keyword [en]
lexical typology, semantic map, denotation-based semantics, combinatorial lexical typology
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123597ISI: 000364014300026ISBN: 978-0-415-66173-7 (print)ISBN: 978-1-315-68553-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123597DiVA: diva2:874867
Available from: 2015-11-29 Created: 2015-11-29 Last updated: 2016-10-27Bibliographically approved

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