• homonymy and polysemy
     HOMONYMY AND POLYSEMY Semantics is the scientific study of meaning in language and deals with a lot of complex subjects, such as utterances and sentences, reference, sense relation or lexical ambiguity. Semantics often appears in other disciplines, for example in philosophy, anthropology...
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  • Integral Theory of Polysemy
    INTEGRAL THEORY OF POLYSEMY Integral Theory of Polysemy is agued which represents the most general view on the problem of polysemy. The notion of polysemy is essentially extended and is applied to both lexical and grammatical language levels. It is argued that polysemy regulates and systematizes...
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  • Polysemy and Homonymy
    Polysemy and homonymy --the language phenomenon I’m interested in linguistic study The word polysemy is defined as “having or characterized by many meanings; the existence of several meanings for a single word or phrase.” Thus, the coexistence of several meanings in one, which is quite common...
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  • Posysemy
    PLAN Introduction Chapter I Homonymy Chapter II Polysemy Conclusion Bibliography Introduction We have an important issue about how we extract useful data effectively from the text data. It is possible that one way to...
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  • Not all ambiguous words are created equal_An EEG investigation of homonymy_Klepousniotou2012
    Brain & Language 123 (2012) 11–21 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect Brain & Language journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/b&l Not all ambiguous words are created equal: An EEG investigation of homonymy and polysemy Ekaterini Klepousniotou a,b,⇑,1, G. Bruce Pike a,b...
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  • Polysemy
    Polysemy Polysemy comes from Neo-Latin polysemia, which comes from Greek polusemous [poly- (many) + sema (sign)] giving us a linguistic term, "having many meanings" or multiple meanings. Most of lex. items in English are polysemantic. Ex.: - family - She lost both of her parents. - parent...
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  • Polysemy in Advertising
        Polysemy in Advertising                           Su  Mei  Koh   344185       INTRODUCTION   The   world   of   advertising   is   continually   evolving,   as   consumer...
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  • Polesemy in language learning
    Types of Semantic Change……………………………………………14 1.5.Some Special Factors of Social Environment………………………………16 2. STUDYING POLYSEMY…………………………………………………..18 2.1.Polysemy as the Source of Ambiguities in a Language……………………..18 2.2.Historical Development of Polysemy……………………………………….22 2.3.The Diachronic...
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  • Semantics Work
    words substituted by the bold-faced words? a. He could hardly earn his everyday bread. It´s necessary to work to get the bread. b. I´ve got wheels. Wheels are expensive. c. Last year nearly 6 million vehicles rolled off the assembly lines. Vehicles cause traffic jam. Polysemy...
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  • Homonyms in English and Their Specific Features
    . 2.1 ETYMOLOGICAL AND SEMANTIC CRITERIA IN POLYSEMY AND HOMONYMY 2.2 Modern methods of investigating homonyms 2.3 The two main sources of homonymy are: 2.4 Polysemy and Homonymy: Etymological and Semantic Criteria 2.5 Typological analysis of homonymy and polysemy in...
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  • Homonymy
    ) 5. This (witch/which) is trying to make a concoction to turn herself into a friendly fairy. 6. Dogs wag their (tails/tales) when they are happy. B. POLYSEMY I. Definition - Polysemy is a relation in which a single word has two or more slightly...
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  • Lexicology
    language, we try to know all the words and their meaning. And especially collocations that are unique in every language: wash hair – мыть голову, wash head – “намылить шею“. Specific feature of English is the Polysemy and Homonymy. Why? 1) It has a great number of mono-syllabic words; 2) Its...
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  • Mr Asd
    . 3.POLYSEMY The bulk of English words are p o l y s e m a n t i c , that is to say possess more than one meaning. The actual number of meanings of the commonly used words...
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  • Polysemy
    Polysemy. Semantic Structure of the Word The semantic structure of the word does not present an indissoluble unity (that is, actually, why it is referred to as "structure"), nor does it necessarily stand for one concept. It is generally known that most words convey several concepts and thus...
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  • Semantics
    ; Akan word | English gloss 1 | English gloss 2 | English gloss 3 | Dua | curse | tree | | tɔ | buy | fall | | si | Wash | Stand/sit | | to | throw | Iron | Meet/reach | | | | | | | | | bo | chest | drunk | | | | | | POLYSEMY Polysemy is when a...
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  • Homonymy in English
    Homonymy in English The learning objectives: after you have studied the lecture you should be able to speak on the following: 1. Homonyms, its etymology, definition. 2. Classification of homonyms. 3. Sources of homonyms. 4. Relationship among polysemy, homonymy and synonymy. Seminar...
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  • Foxhunting
    4. POLYSEMY AND HOMONYMY Words identical in sound-form but different in meaning are traditionally termed homonyms. It is sometimes suggested that abundance of homonyms in Modern English is to be accounted for by the monosyllabic structure of the commonly used English words. Homonymy of...
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  • The 6 features that help differentiate literary texts from others
    Carter argues that there are six particular features which can help differentiate literary texts from others and that a literary texts will exhibit most or all of them. These features are medium independence, genre-mixing, semantic density, polysemy, displaced interaction and text patterning...
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  • Research Paper
    sun, the moon,…) • Words that do not refer to anything (almost, probable, and, if, above,…) • Homonymy versus Polysemy • Context 4. Referring expressions • Referring expression • Ambiguity (referring expression or not) • Opaque context • Equative sentence 5...
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  • My Way
    |1. Lexicology as a branch of |3. Etymological survey of the |4. Types of word meaning. Word |5. Change of meaning in English. |№ 6 Polysemy in English. |№ 7 Homonymy in English. Polysemy vs| |linguistics. Lexical units. |English lexicon...
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