Theories of Lexical Semantics (Oxford Linguistics)

Theories of Lexical Semantics (Oxford Linguistics)

Dirk Geeraerts


Theories of Lexical Semantics deals a complete review of the main traditions of be aware that means study in linguistics. regardless of the turning out to be significance of the lexicon in linguistic concept, no evaluation of the most theoretical developments in lexical semantics is presently to be had. This ebook fills that hole by means of charting the evolution of the self-discipline from the mid 19th century to the current day. It offers the most principles, the landmark courses, and the dominant figures of 5 traditions: historical-philological semantics, structuralist semantics, generativist semantics, neostructuralist semantics, and cognitive semantics. The theoretical and methodological dating among the techniques is an incredible element of realization through the textual content: going way past a trifling chronological enumeration, the booklet doesn't merely describe the theoretical currents of lexical semantics, but additionally the undercurrents that experience formed its evolution.

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