Search for dissertations about: "verbal semantics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the words verbal 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. Temporality and the Semantics of the Biblical Hebrew Verbal System

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala universitet

    Author : Ulf Bergström; Göran Eidevall; Sören Holst; John A. Cook; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Biblical Hebrew; semantics; temporality; verb; aspect; tense; progressive; resultative; semiotics; Old Testament Exegesis; Gamla testamentets exegetik;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the semantic factors behind the temporal meanings of the Biblical Hebrew (BH) verbal forms. Four different forms are studied, viz. qotel, yiqtol-L, qatal, and yiqtol-S. READ MORE

  3. 3. Verbal Meaning: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Framework for Interpretive Categories of the Biblical Hebrew Verbal System as Elaborated in the Book of Ruth

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala universitet

    Author : Bo-Krister Ljungberg; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; perspe; grounding; text linguistics; subordination; mood; modality; tense; temporal location; aspect; ideology; level; pragmatics; semantics; syntax; communicative dimensions; Old testament exegesis; book of Ruth; verbal system; Framework; biblical Hebrew; Bible; Bibelvetenskap; Non-Christian religions; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : The verbal system of Biblical Hebrew has intrigued the minds of exegetes, linguists, theologians, and translators for centuries. With regard to the verbal system, Biblical Hebrew is radically different from Modern Hebrew. Furthermore, it doesn't fit the traditional structure of grammar modelled on Latin. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards a semantics of linguistic time exploring some basic time concepts with special reference to English and Krio

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala universitet

    Author : Johan Nordlander; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; Krio; distinction; tense; temporality; mood; modality; aspect; aspectuality; nucleus; dynamicity; verbal constituency; verbal situation; phase; stative; state; processive; process; eventive; event; telic; bounded; Kreolspråk; Sierra Leone; Krio språk ; syntax; Västafrika;

    Abstract : Using English and the West-African creole language Krio as the objects of investigation, this study proposes an analysis in which verbs and the paradigms pertaining to verbs are conceived of as being the only direct carriers of linguistic time encoding. The fundamental assumption is that nominals encode substance, be it concrete or abstract, and that verbals encode abstract substance with time. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala universitet

    Author : Ann Lindvall; [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