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Semplates: a new concept in lexical semantics?

Levinson, Stephen and Burenhult, Niclas LU (2009) In Language 85(1). p.153-174
Abstract
This short report draws attention to an interesting kind of configuration in the lexicon that seems to have escaped theoretical or systematic descriptive attention. These configurations, which we dub SEMPLATES, consist of an abstract structure or template, which is recurrently instantiated in a number of lexical sets, typically of different form classes. A number of examples from different language families are adduced, and generalizations made about the nature of semplates, which are contrasted to other, perhaps similar, phenomena.
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semplate, lexical semantics, space, landscape lexicon, metaphor, analogy, cultural models, sense relations, toponyms
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Language
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85
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1
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153 - 174
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Linguistic Society of America
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0097-8507
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10.1353/lan.0.0090
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English
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  author       = {Levinson, Stephen and Burenhult, Niclas},
  issn         = {0097-8507},
  keyword      = {semplate,lexical semantics,space,landscape lexicon,metaphor,analogy,cultural models,sense relations,toponyms},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {153--174},
  publisher    = {Linguistic Society of America},
  series       = {Language},
  title        = {Semplates: a new concept in lexical semantics?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/lan.0.0090},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2009},
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