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dc.contributor.authorGoddard, Cliff
dc.contributor.editorIIana Mushin and Mary Laughren
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T00:02:12Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T00:02:12Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/92413
dc.description.abstractThis paper explains and explores the concept of “semantic molecules” in the NSM methodology of semantic analysis. A semantic molecule is a complex lexical meaning which functions as an intermediate unit in the structure of other, more complex concepts. The paper undertakes an overview of different kinds of semantic molecule, showing how they enter into more complex meanings and how they themselves can be explicated. It shows that four levels of “nesting” of molecules within molecules are attested, and it argues that while some molecules, such as ‘hands’ and ‘make’, may well be language-universal, many others are languagespecific.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSchool of English, Media & Art History, University of Queensland
dc.publisher.placeSt Lucia, Australia
dc.publisher.urihttps://als.asn.au/Conference/Past-Conferences
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename2006 Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS 2006)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle2006 Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2006-07-07
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2006-07-09
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbane, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200408
dc.titleSemantic molecules
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.rights.copyright© The authors 2006. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorGoddard, Cliff W.


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