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|Title:||'On' and 'on': Verbal explications for a polysemic network||Contributor(s):||Goddard, Cliff (author)||Publication Date:||2002||DOI:||10.1515/cogl.2002.019||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1733||Abstract:||The semantics of spatial prepositions has been much studied in cognitive linguistics, but not previously in terms of verbal explication. This article analyses prepositional "on"-constructions which concern the location of one physical object in relation to another (e.g., cup on the table, pendant on a chain, handle on the door, fins on its back), using the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) framework originated by Anna Wierzbicka. Four semantically discrete categories are identified and each is assigned a verbal paraphrase (explication) framed in the metalanguage of semantic primes. The semantic interrelationships between these meanings are briefly explored.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Cognitive Linguistics, 13(3), p. 277-294||Publisher:||Mouton de Gruyter||Place of Publication:||Berlin, Germany||ISSN:||0936-5907
|Field of Research (FOR):||200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 227
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