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Over in English A corpus driven cognitive linguistics study

Wiedel, Christian LU (2010) ENGK01 20112
English Studies
Abstract (Undetermined)
This essay builds upon the long tradition of work that has been done on the
prepositional use of over. It tests three major linguists view on the
polysemy of over on contemporary written English. Their theories use a
number of senses of the lexeme and this study compares these senses using
empirical and falsifiable methods. The study is done on a data set
containing examples of formal as well as informal written English.
Through analysis of each example, the frequencies of the senses over
the data set are provided. Using these frequencies, statistical methods can
calculate and compare the senses and gives us a comprehensive overview
of the patterns of the theories.
Cognitive Linguistics is traditionally done by manually... (More)
This essay builds upon the long tradition of work that has been done on the
prepositional use of over. It tests three major linguists view on the
polysemy of over on contemporary written English. Their theories use a
number of senses of the lexeme and this study compares these senses using
empirical and falsifiable methods. The study is done on a data set
containing examples of formal as well as informal written English.
Through analysis of each example, the frequencies of the senses over
the data set are provided. Using these frequencies, statistical methods can
calculate and compare the senses and gives us a comprehensive overview
of the patterns of the theories.
Cognitive Linguistics is traditionally done by manually annotating a
number of examples in a data set by semantic features. In this study
however, the data set is annotated using theories already done on over by
Lakoff (1987), Kreitzer (1997) and Tyler & Evans (2001). These theories
are compared with the use of Cluster Analysis to provide patterns in the
data set. (Less)
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Wiedel, Christian LU
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ENGK01 20112
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  abstract     = {This essay builds upon the long tradition of work that has been done on the
prepositional use of over. It tests three major linguists view on the
polysemy of over on contemporary written English. Their theories use a
number of senses of the lexeme and this study compares these senses using
empirical and falsifiable methods. The study is done on a data set
containing examples of formal as well as informal written English.
Through analysis of each example, the frequencies of the senses over
the data set are provided. Using these frequencies, statistical methods can
calculate and compare the senses and gives us a comprehensive overview
of the patterns of the theories.
Cognitive Linguistics is traditionally done by manually annotating a
number of examples in a data set by semantic features. In this study
however, the data set is annotated using theories already done on over by
Lakoff (1987), Kreitzer (1997) and Tyler & Evans (2001). These theories
are compared with the use of Cluster Analysis to provide patterns in the
data set.},
  author       = {Wiedel, Christian},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Over in English A corpus driven cognitive linguistics study},
  year         = {2010},
}