conceptual semantics


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Noun1.conceptual semantics - the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
semantics - the study of language meaning
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He covers conceptual semantics; dynamicity, fictivity, and scanning; symbolic grammar and constructions; constructional integration and grammaticization; topic, subject, and possessor; double subject constructions; locatives; possession, locations, and existence; voice; and impersonals.
Compounding in the parallel architecture and conceptual semantics. In Lieber, Rochelle & Stekauer, Pavol (eds.).
Grabowska looks at conceptual semantics developments, Grzegorczk at insights from translation studies, and Lankiewicz at dimensions in glottodidactics.
The construction of knowledge: Contributions of conceptual semantics. Seaside, CA: Intersystems Publications, Inc.
The analysis of the prototype structures and constructions of causatives is based on the framework of conceptual semantics, in particular its tiernet model (Nikanne 1990; 1997; 2002; 2005; 2006), which provides a formal methodology to approach the natural language with basically classical categories.
Semantics is in conceptual semantics treated on the level of conceptual structure, a representation in which linguistic information is organized and compiled with cognitive faculties as for instance dimensionality, spatial language, body representation and also social reasoning (see Jackendoff 1983 : 16--18; 2003 : 123).
Section 4 suggests that an interpretation of FDG along the lines of Construction Grammar (Croft 2001, 2004; Goldberg 2003) offers a way of accounting for the multifunctionality arising from the interdependence of conceptual semantics and syntax.
Ergo, the wastebasket of pragmatics is recruited to account for all the interesting but otherwise inconsequential results of conceptual semantics a la McRae, Kemmerer, and friends (McRae et al.
I don't think anyone believes the precisely opposite thing, that language has no influence on thinking at all, but Pinker's "conceptual semantics" is well to the right of center on the spectrum.
First, since in the former semantic structures are not built out of syntactic units, Jackendoff's compound schemata are based on the conceptual semantic structure of NNCs and not on their syntactic shape.
Table 1 Conceptual semantic classification of the heads of PCs INDIVIDUAL variety, category, brigade, community, people, writer.

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