Search for dissertations about: "polysemy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the word polysemy.

  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. Swedish Dimensional Adjectives

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Anna Vogel; Staffan Hellberg; Lena Ekberg; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; dimensional adjectives; semantics; cognitive linguistics; Swedish; spatial; antonymy; prototype theory; polysemy; corpus-based; elicitation test; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to give a thorough and detailed account and analysis of the semantics of twelve Swedish dimensional adjectives: hög ’high/tall’, låg’low’, bred’broad/wide’, smal’narrow’ vid’broad’, trång’narrow’, tjock’thick’, tunn’thin’, djup’deep’, grund’narrow’, lång’long’ and kort’short’. Focus has been placed on their spatial, non-metaphorical sense. READ MORE

  3. 3. Consumers and Mixed-Brands: On the Polysemy of Brand Meaning

    University dissertation from Lund Business Press

    Author : Anders Bengtsson; [2002]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Food; Co-branding; Mixed-brands; Brand Relationships; Symbolic Consumption; Meaning; Brands; Consumers; Commercial and industrial economics; Industriell ekonomi;

    Abstract : Brands have become one of the most discussed phenomena of marketing research in recent years. They are ubiquitous in the marketplace and virtually impossible for consumers to avoid. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Concept in Search of a Principle : An Analysis of the Origins and Development of the Contested Notion of Self-Determination in International Law

    University dissertation from Det juridiske fakultet

    Author : Miriam Mckenna; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Self-determination; Decolonisation; Legal sociology; Bourdieu; Critical legal theory;

    Abstract : Employing a socio-legal approach that draws on Bourdieuian studies of law, this study critically examines self-determination’s status as a norm of international activity by tracing the manner in which it has been articulated and transformed by a number of key actors, the empirical and theoretical tensions accompanying its trajectory, and the negotiations and interactive contestations that lie outside of a functionalist historical approach. This study contends that the law of self-determination is not and has never been a settled matter in either legal or political doctrine, rather that it has been continuously developing conceptually and pragmatically in response to changing geopolitical pressures and legal and political climates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bayesian Models for Multilingual Word Alignment

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Robert Östling; Mats Wirén; Ola Knutsson; Jörg Tiedemann; Sharon Goldwater; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; word alignment; parallel text; Bayesian models; MCMC; linguistic typology; sign language; annotation transfer; transfer learning; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : In this thesis I explore Bayesian models for word alignment, how they can be improved through joint annotation transfer, and how they can be extended to parallel texts in more than two languages. In addition to these general methodological developments, I apply the algorithms to problems from sign language research and linguistic typology. READ MORE