A Conceptual Exploration of Polysemy : A Case Study of [V] – [UP] and [V] – [SHANG]


LU Wei-lun

Year of publication 2022
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The study investigates the interplay of polysemy with co-text, concept and construal, with the constructional schemas of [V] – [UP] and [V] – [SHANG] as illustrations. In addition to the cognitive semantic analysis, the monograph discusses two main beliefs in cognitive linguistics: On one hand, to a large extent, meaning depends on archetypal conception, which is reflects basic human cognitive capacities. Subjectivity, on the other hand, is a critical element in the study of lexical semantics, not only in the sense that the role played by the conceptualizing subject is imminent in all usages but in that subjective mental scanning is especially necessary in understanding highly attenuated lexical senses.
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