Cognitive Lexicography: A New Approach to Lexicography by Carolin Ostermann

By Carolin Ostermann

English lexicography and linguistics have consistently shared shut ties, but the potential for cognitive linguistics for lexicography has in basic terms been hesitantly stated within the literature. this can be what cognitive lexicography makes an attempt to alter through the use of insights won in cognitive semantic study for the improvement of latest dictionary good points. After a brief survey of the heritage and perform of English monolingual learner lexicography, in addition to an summary of the connection among linguistics and lexicography, 3 new dictionary positive factors are constructed. They disguise 3 various cognitive semantic theories in addition to 3 diverse components of the monolingual dictionary access, every time for a brand new set of lexemes. body semantics, conceptual metaphor idea, in addition to cognitive conceptions of polysemy, are used to create a brand new instance part for agentive nouns, a brand new defining constitution for emotion phrases and a brand new microstructural association for particle entries. Dictionary analyses on all, in addition to consumer experiences on of the beneficial properties, supplement those feedback. The monograph hence offers a brand new method of lexicography that includes into its description of lexical goods how people understand and conceptualise language.

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