Search for dissertations about: "Semantics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 333 swedish dissertations containing the word Semantics.

  1. 1. The Physical Foundation of the Patterning of Physical Action Verbs : A Study of Chinese Verbs

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Hong Gao; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; verbal semantics; trajector; semantic representation; pyscholingistics; polysemy; physical reality; physical foundation; physical action verbs; observability; motion; lexicalization patterning; landmark; intentionality; innateness; physical contact; force-dynamics; combinability; conflation; cognitive semantics; active zone; affectability; Chinese; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : This work is a study of verbal semantics with a focus on the discussion and illustration of the role of body parts and the semantic incorporation into verbal roots of the actions that involve various body parts. Following a general discussion of the basic issues of language construction and human body actions with the image schemas of force-dynamics presented in line with the framework of cognitive semantics, it is argued that the event structures of physical action verbs are not arbitrarily constructed but rather the constructions are built through systematic cognitive processes in relation to both human physical reality and concrete reality in the world. READ MORE

  2. 2. A War of Words: defining Terrorism in Arab and Israeli Press 1972-1996 (2001) : a Study in Propaganda, Semantics and Pragmatics

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Torkel Lindquist; [2003]
    Keywords : Arabic; Hebrew; Media; Torah; Koran; Semantics; Terrorism; Propaganda; Pragmatics;

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  3. 3. Implementing Cognitive Semantics

    University dissertation from Lund University Cognitive Science

    Author : Kenneth Holmqvist; [1993]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES;

    Abstract : This book is about how concepts are structured and processed. It is based on the findings in cognitive linguistics over the last decade, where thorough studies have been made about how concepts function. Concepts appear as image schemata, a spatial form of representation with very powerful properties. READ MORE

  4. 4. Analogical reasoning in science education - connections to semantics and scientific modelling in thermodynamics

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Jesper Haglund; Helge Strömdahl; Konrad Schönborn; Roland Kjellander; Kevin Dunbar; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; science education; thermodynamics; analogical reasoning; semantics; scientific modelling; naturvetenskapsdidaktik; termodynamik; analogiskt tänkande; semantik; vetenskaplig modellering;

    Abstract : Analogiskt tänkande är en central kognitiv förmåga som vi använder i vardagslivet, såväl som i mer formella sammanhang, såsom i forskning och undervisning. Föreliggande avhandling behandlar hur analogier och analogiskt tänkande, uppmärksamhet på semantik och förståelse för vetenskaplig modellering kan användas för att hantera utmaningar i naturvetenskapsundervisningen, särskilt inom området termodynamik. READ MORE

  5. 5. Second language acquisition in 6- to 8-year-old native Spanish-speaking children : ERP studies of phonological awareness, semantics, and syntax

    University dissertation from Oregon : University of Oregon

    Author : Annika Andersson; Helen J. Neville; Edward Vogel; Ulrich Mayr; Eric Pederson; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ERP; L2; language development; Semantics; phonological awareness; syntax; children 3-8 years of age ; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Most people in the world and about a fifth of all school-aged Americans speak at least two languages. Nevertheless, little is known about second language (L2) processing in development, even though language proficiency is strongly related to success in almost all domains. READ MORE