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Models of lexical meaning

Acquaviva, Paolo ; Lenci, Alessandro ; Paradis, Carita LU and Raffaelli, Ida (2020) In Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs p.353-404
Abstract
Lexical semantics is concerned with modeling the meaning of lexical
items. Its leading questions are how forms and meanings combine, what they
mean, how they are used, and of course also how they change. The answers to
these five questions make up the fundamental theoretical assumptions and commitments which underlie different theories of lexical semantics, and they form the basis for their various methodological choices. In this chapter, we discuss four main models of lexical meaning: relational, symbolic, conceptual and distributional. The aim is to investigate their historical background, their specific differences, the methodological and theoretical assumptions that lie behind those differences, the main strengths and the... (More)
Lexical semantics is concerned with modeling the meaning of lexical
items. Its leading questions are how forms and meanings combine, what they
mean, how they are used, and of course also how they change. The answers to
these five questions make up the fundamental theoretical assumptions and commitments which underlie different theories of lexical semantics, and they form the basis for their various methodological choices. In this chapter, we discuss four main models of lexical meaning: relational, symbolic, conceptual and distributional. The aim is to investigate their historical background, their specific differences, the methodological and theoretical assumptions that lie behind those differences, the main strengths and the main challenges of each perspective.
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relational approach, structuralist semantics, semantic coercion, color terms, polysemy, lexical meaning, distirbutional semantics, Cognitive Semantics, symbolic approach
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Word knolwedge and word usage : a cross-disciplinary guide to the mental lexicon - a cross-disciplinary guide to the mental lexicon
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Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
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Pirrelli, Vito ; Plag, Ingo and Dressler, Wolfgang U.
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353 - 404
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De Gruyter
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1861-4302
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978-3-11-051748-4
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10.1515/9783110440577-010
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Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication and Learning
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  author       = {Acquaviva, Paolo and Lenci, Alessandro and Paradis, Carita and Raffaelli, Ida},
  booktitle    = {Word knolwedge and word usage : a cross-disciplinary guide to the mental lexicon},
  editor       = {Pirrelli, Vito and Plag, Ingo and Dressler, Wolfgang U.},
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  issn         = {1861-4302},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  pages        = {353--404},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  series       = {Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs},
  title        = {Models of lexical meaning},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/25550588/Models.of.lex.meaning.revised.May.2017_FINAL.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1515/9783110440577-010},
  year         = {2020},
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