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What is a domain? Dimensional structures versus meronomic relations

Gärdenfors, Peter LU and Löhndorf, Simone LU (2013) In Cognitive Linguistics 24(3). p.437-456
Abstract
Within cognitive linguistics, the notion of domain is central. In the literature, the notion of domain has been interpreted in an all-encompassing way, which has led to conceptual confusion. The article proposes to distinguish between a more psychologically oriented description of domains based on dimensional structures, on the one hand; and meronomic relations, on the other. It is shown how Langacker's notion of a configurational domain can be analyzed as higher-level dimensional structures. An added benefit of the distinction between dimensional domains and meronomic relations is that it generates a natural account of the difference between metaphors and metonymies.
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domain, dimension, meronomy, locational domain, configurational domain, feature analysis, integral dimensions, separable dimensions, metaphor, metonymy
in
Cognitive Linguistics
volume
24
issue
3
pages
437 - 456
publisher
Mouton de Gruyter
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  • WOS:000323053500002
  • Scopus:84888322331
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1613-3641
DOI
10.1515/cog-2013-0017
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English
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0b72b85b-83dc-4819-92f3-792f4627b533 (old id 4042593)
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  author       = {Gärdenfors, Peter and Löhndorf, Simone},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {437--456},
  publisher    = {Mouton de Gruyter},
  series       = {Cognitive Linguistics},
  title        = {What is a domain? Dimensional structures versus meronomic relations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/cog-2013-0017},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2013},
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