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A semantic theory of word classes

Gärdenfors, Peter LU (2014) In Croatian Journal of Philosophy 14(41). p.179-194
Abstract
Within linguistics a word class is defi ned in grammatical terms as a set of words that exhibit the same syntactic properties. In this paper the aim is to argue that the meanings of different word classes can be given a cognitive grounding. It is shown that with the aid of conceptual spaces, a geometric analysis can be provided for the major word classes. A universal single-domain thesis is proposed, saying that words in all content word classes, except for nouns, refer to a single domain.
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Conceptual spaces, cognitive semantics, word classes, single domain, convexity, noun, adjective, verb, preposition, adverb.
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Croatian Journal of Philosophy
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14
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41
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179 - 194
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Kruzak D O O
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1333-1108
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Cognition, Communication and Learning
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Swedish
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  author       = {Gärdenfors, Peter},
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  publisher    = {Kruzak D O O},
  series       = {Croatian Journal of Philosophy},
  title        = {A semantic theory of word classes},
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  year         = {2014},
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