Semiotic principles in semantic theory

Neal R. Norrick

This study represents a contribution to the theory of meaning in natural language. It proposes a semantic theory containing a set of regular relational principles. These principles enable semantic theory to describe connections from the lexical reading of a word to its figurative contextual reading, from one variant reading of a polysemous lexical item to another, from the idiomatic to its literal reading or to the literal reading(s) of one or more of its component lexical items. Semiotic theory provides a foundation by supplying principles defining motivated expression-content relations for signs generally. The author argues that regular semantic relational principles must dervive from such semiotic principles, to ensures the psychological reality and generality of the semantic principles.

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  • 1. Preface, pv
  • 2. 0. Introduction, p1
  • 3. 1. Regular relations in semantic theory, p7
  • 4. 2. The semiotic basis of semantic regularity, p21
  • 5. 3. Regular semantic relations, p71
  • 6. 4. The problem of polysemy, p109
  • 7. 5. Derived polysemy, p139
  • 8. 6. The lexicon, p155
  • 9. 7. Motivation in complex units, p173
  • 10. 8. Extra-linguistic information in semantic relations, p195
  • 11. 9. Poetic figures, p209
  • 12. Conclusion, p227
  • 13. Notes, p231
  • 14. Bibliography, p235
  • 15. Index, p245

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書名 Semiotic principles in semantic theory
著作者等 Norrick, Neal R.
シリーズ名 Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science
出版元 J. Benjamins
刊行年月 1981
ページ数 xiii, 252 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9027235139
NCID BA01209240
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ