The Semantics of Nouns by Zhengdao YeThe Semantics of Nouns by Zhengdao Ye

The Semantics of Nouns

EditorZhengdao Ye

Hardcover | May 27, 2017

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This volume brings together the latest research on the semantics of nouns in both familiar and less well-documented languages, including English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, the Papuan language Koromu, the Dravidian language Solega, and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara from Australia. Chaptersoffer systematic and detailed analyses of scores of individual nouns across a range of conceptual domains, including "people", "places", and "living things", with each analysis fully grounded in a unified methodological framework. They not only cover central theoretical issues specific to theanalysis of the domain in question, but also empirically investigate the different types of meaning relations that hold between nouns, such as meronymy, hyponymy, taxonomy, and antonymy. The collection of studies show how in-depth meaning analysis anchored in a cross-linguistic and cross-domain perspective can lead to unexpected insights into the common and particular ways in which speakers of different languages conceptualize, categorize, and order the world around them. Thisunique volume brings together a new generation of semanticists from across the globe, and will be of interest to researchers in linguistics, psychology, anthropology, biology, and philosophy.
Zhengdao Ye is a Lecturer in Linguistics and Translation Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra. She received her undergraduate degree in Chinese Linguistics and Literature from the East China Normal University in Shanghai, and her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from the ANU. Her research interests encompa...
Title:The Semantics of NounsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:May 27, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Zhengdao Ye: The semantics of nouns: A cross-linguistic and cross-domain perspective2. Anna Wierzbicka: The meaning of kinship terms: A developmental and cross-linguistic perspective3. Zhengdao Ye: The semantics of social relation nouns in Chinese4. Sandy Habib: The meanings of 'angel' in English, Arabic, and Hebrew5. Carsten Levisen: Personhood constructs in language and thought: New evidence from Danish6. Carol Priestley: Some key body parts and polysemy: A case study from Koromu (Kesawai)7. Helen Bromhead: The semantics of standing water places in English, French, and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara8. Michael Roberts: The semantics of demonyms in English: Germans, Queenslanders, and Londoners9. Aung Si: The semantics of honeybee terms in Solega (Dravidian)10. Cliff Goddard: Furniture, vegetables, weapons: Functional collective superordinates in the English lexiconReferencesIndex