By Sebastian Feller
Lexical that means in Dialogic Language Use addresses a couple of crucial concerns within the box of lexical semantics. setting out from an action-theoretical view of communique that means is outlined as whatever that audio system do in dialogic language use. which means as 'meaning-in-use' opens up a brand new standpoint on a couple of features: how do we outline the lexical unit? What in regards to the makeup of the that means part? Does polysemy fairly exist? And is encyclopaedic details to be absolutely built-in into the lexicon?These questions are tested alongside the analyses of genuine lexical fabric from corpora. Read more...
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Pustejovsky 1995: 85) That qualia are in deed relevant for our perceiving of the world is indicated by recent neurobiological research. , stable configurations of neuronal patterns that are activated in information processing) process input about their own activity offers strong evidence in favor of qualia. Another candidate is Jackendoff ’s (for example, 1990: 53, 61, 76) localist theory of meaning. In his view word meaning can be broken down into basic concepts of motion and spacial relations.
In addition, one can suppose a “mass transit medium in operation is a conveyance” view. One would then be able to speak of being on the bus as encoding a (metaphoric) view of a bus in service as a conveyance. This would explain Fillmore’s observation that it is inappropriate to refer to the “truth” of this assertion, because it is not clear in general what it means for a metaphor or a metonymy to be true, as opposed to appropriate. ” She thus arrives at an action-theoretical understanding of meaning with the speaker at the center.
Purpose (proposition) (state of affairs) action function referential communicative means (verbal, visual, cognitive) predicative function MEANING POSITIONS pragmatic claims to truth and volition ways of fields and positions identifying of predicating objects COGNITIVE BASE mental states of belief and desire cognitive and physical abilities FigureFig. 7. Lexical meaning and cognition It is reasonable to assume that predication is deeply entrenched in the human mind, standing on a firm biological-evolutionary foundation.
Lexical meaning in dialogic language use by Sebastian Feller