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Lexical Semantics

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270126
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191713255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0011
 Lexical Semantics

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This chapter discusses a potpourri of issues concerning the concepts associated with words. It addresses the issue of lexical decomposition, showing that although traditional decomposition into necessary and sufficient conditions is not viable, the evidence warrants a far richer notion of lexical decomposition.

Keywords: decomposition; polysemy; taxonomic structure; function-argument structure; qualia structure; dot objects

Chapter.  19192 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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