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
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 co
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.
- family - She lost both of her parents.
- parent -
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