Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics


This book provides a representative survey of early and more recent concerns in cognitively inspired lexical semantics. As such, it focuses on the issue of polysemy vs. monosemy, it offers fresh perspectives on prototypicality in lexical categories, it sheds light on the development of lexical items in child language acquisition and in diachrony, and it looks at issues going beyond the individual lexical item (onomasiology, synonymy, the relationship between lexical and syntactic meaning).

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Taylor
  • Hubert Cuyckens
  • René Dirven
  • Jens Allwood
  • Stefan Grondelaers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003