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Polysemy Essays and Term Papers

  • 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 possess...

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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 - Envy...

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  • Polysemy in Advertising

        Polysemy in Advertising                           Su  Mei  Koh   344185       INTRODUCTION   The   world   of   advertising   is   continually   evolving,   as   consumer   culture...

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  • 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, psychology...

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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, is...

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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 both...

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  • Not all ambiguous words are created equal_An EEG investigation of homonymy_Klepousniotou2012

    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, Karsten Steinhauer b,c, Vincent Gracco b,c a McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological...

    9975 Words | 37 Pages

  • 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 solve...

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  • Polesemy in language learning

    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 Approach to Studying Polysemy…………………………...24 2.4.The Synchronic Approach to Studying Polysemy………………………….....

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  • Semantics Work

    I´ve got wheels. Wheels are expensive. c. Last year nearly 6 million vehicles rolled off the assembly lines. Vehicles cause traffic jam. Polysemy and homonymy are commonly applied by wise people as a pun to achieve rhetorical effect in daily communication as well as in literature. For example...

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  • Homonymy

    happy. B. POLYSEMY I. Definition - Polysemy is a relation in which a single word has two or more slightly different but closely related meanings. - When we encounter two or more words with the same form and related meaning, we have what is technically known as polysemy. - Polysemy...

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  • Homonyms in English and Their Specific Features

    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 three languages III...

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  • My Way

    |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. |meaning and motivation. |Word-meaning...

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  • Lexicology

    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 analytical character. Word order is also very important. Lexicology studies...

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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 ranges from five to about a hundred. In fact, the commoner the word the more meanings it has.If polysemy is viewed diachronically...

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  • Research Paper

    Constant (invariable) referent (the 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 • ...

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  • Semantics

    POLYSEMY Polysemy is when a word has more than one related meaning. The meaning of the polysemous word must be related in the sense that if for instance one denotes consumption, the other meanings also denotes consumption be it oral consumption or not. Kovács 2011 explains that, ‘Polysemy is the...

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  • Homonymy in English

    Homonyms, its etymology, definition. 2. Classification of homonyms. 3. Sources of homonyms. 4. Relationship among polysemy, homonymy and synonymy. Seminar on Homonymy and Polysemy: Consider your answer to the following: 1) Antrushina G.B. and others “English lexicology”, M., 1999. Pp. 166-182...

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  • Polysemous Forms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Homographs, and how they affect speech performance in Tiv language

    in human language. Speech situations are laden with ambiguities, which occur either as antonyms, synonyms, homographs or polysemy. According to Varshney (1973:273) “polysemies are words with several, often quite different meaning, all derived from the basic idea or concept”. The Dictionary of Linguistics...

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  • The 6 features that help differentiate literary texts from others

    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. (Carter, 1997, cited in Thornborrow, 2006, p.81-85) If I look at the first feature identified by Carter...

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