Search for dissertations about: "lexical semantics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words lexical semantics.

  1. 1. Triangulating Perspectives on Lexical Replacement From Predictive Statistical Models to Descriptive Color Linguistics

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; semantics; lexical typology; semantic typology; historical linguistics; historical semantics; lexical replacement; lexical change; rate of lexical replacement; color; regression models; Swedish; English; German; Danish; Norwegian; Icelandic; method triangulation; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate lexical replacement processes from several complementary perspectives. It does so through three studies, each with a different scope and time depth. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Hong Gao; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [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

  3. 3. Antonyms in Context : A Corpus-Based Semantic Analysis of Swedish Descriptive Adjectives

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Caroline Willners; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ; Scandinavian languages and literature; WordNet; semantic frameword; semantic network; sentential co-occurrence; semantic range; adjectives; antnoymy; lexical semantics; corpus-based methods; Lexicology; Lexikologi; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : How are antonym relations acquired? What types of lexical information can be extracted from corpora and how? How can this information be encoded in a lexicon? The work in this book was developed within the framework of WordNet. A further elaborated lexical model is suggested, as well as methods for implementing it. READ MORE

  4. 4. Transitivity in discourse : A comparison of Greek, Polish and Swedish

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Ann Lindvall; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; agentivity; affectedness; aspect; boundedness; cognitive semantics; definiteness; discourse semantics; dynamism; functionalism; givenness; Greek; language typology; lexical semantics; modality; Modern Greek; Polish; transitivity; Swedish; translation; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work assumes that various linguistic forms in different languages are related to common cognitive functions and semantic properties. A cognitive function - presumably universal - is information transmission. READ MORE

  5. 5. Walk this way : Verbs of motion in three Finno-Ugric languages

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Torbjörn Söder; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Finno-Ugric languages - general; Hungarian; North Khanty; verbs of motion; semantics; etymology; lexical category; Finno-Ugric; prototype; deixis; dialects; Finsk-ugriska språk - allmänt; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Finno-Ugric languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Finsk-ugriska språk; Finsk-ugriska språk; Finno-Ugric Languages;

    Abstract : The verbs of motion in North Khanty, North Saarni and Hungarian, three genetically related, but geographically, culturally and historically separated languages, are analysed from a synchronic and diachronic point of view. The study is based on material deriving from informants and written sources in each language. READ MORE