Search for dissertations about: "thesis on semantics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 279 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on semantics.

  1. 1. On Compositionality

    Author : Martin Jönsson; Teoretisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Natural Language Semantics; Linguistic Creativity; Compositionality; Productivity; Systematicity; Jerry Fodor; Semantic Theories; Meaning; Paul Horwich; Semantic Principles; Peter Pagin;

    Abstract : The goal of inquiry in this essay is to ascertain to what extent the Principle of Compositionality – the thesis that the meaning of a complex expression is determined by the meaning of its parts and its mode of composition – can be justifiably imposed as a constraint on semantic theories, and thereby provide information about what meanings are. Apart from the introduction (Chapter One) and the concluding chapter (Chapter Seven) the thesis is divided into five chapters addressing different questions pertaining to the overarching goal of inquiry. READ MORE

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

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Bernhard Wälchli; Majid Asifa; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; 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

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

    Author : Hong Gao; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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

  4. 4. The Greek Interjections : Studies on the Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of the Interjections in Fifth-Century Drama

    Author : Lars Nordgren; Eva-Carin Gerö; Dag Haug; Geoffrey Horrocks; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; interjections; Ameka; semantics; Ancient Greek language; Ancient Greek drama; historical corpus linguistics; Greek; grekiska;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the linguistic and philological characteristics of the primary interjections in Ancient Greek drama. It employs Ameka’s definition and classification from 1992 as its theoretical base, and provides a comprehensive research survey. READ MORE

  5. 5. Implementing Cognitive Semantics

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