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dc.contributor.authorGoddard, C
dc.contributor.authorWierzbicka, A
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-10T23:46:23Z
dc.date.available2019-10-10T23:46:23Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2352-6408
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/23526416-00502003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388280
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the cognitive semantics of the typological category “possession” using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (nsm) approach. At the macro level, we argue that “possession” is not a unitary cognitive category for speakers, but instead represents an aggregation of diverse semantic schemas which center around three distinct conceptual anchor points: ownership, body-parts, and kinship relations. It is shown how each of these conceptual anchor points can be clearly identified using the nsm metalanguage of semantic primes and molecules. At the micro level, the paper undertakes a close examination of the cognitive semantics of English s-genitives in the frame [THIS SOMEONE’S] SOMETHING, e.g. Mary’s ring, Mary’s shoes, Mary’s drawing, Mary’s plate, Mary’s train. It is argued that the wide range of use of the s-genitive can be captured in a set of five semantic schemas, which constitute a network of grammatical polysemy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBrill
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom224
dc.relation.ispartofpageto247
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCognitive Semantics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2003
dc.titleCognitive Semantics, Linguistic Typology and Grammatical Polysemy: "Possession" and the English Genitive
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGoddard, C; Wierzbicka, A, Cognitive Semantics, Linguistic Typology and Grammatical Polysemy: "Possession" and the English Genitive, Cognitive Semantics, 2019, 5 (2), pp. 224-247
dc.date.updated2019-10-10T23:13:40Z
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gro.griffith.authorGoddard, Cliff W.


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