Conceptual Semantics. A micro-modular approach

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Urpo Nikanne
Place: Amsterdam/Philadelphia
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: John benjamins
Title of series: Constructional Approaches to Language
Number in series: 23
ISBN: 9789027201171
eISBN: 9789027263759


In this book, the micro-modular approach known as Tiernet within
Conceptual Semantics is introduced. Constructions make up an important
part in the approach, but in this approach constructions are considered
to be exceptions, licensed links between micro-modules, one of the kinds
of symbolic modules in the approach. Similar to construction grammar
approaches, the micro-modular approach takes a solid interest in the
‘periphery’ and thus also studies irregular linking principles like

The book details particulars in the development of
generative grammar and the relation of Conceptual Semantics to this
development, and then introduces the micro-modular approach and shows
its usefulness for the description of language generally by not only
using examples from English, but also, and in particular, by applying
the micro-modular approach of Conceptual Semantics to data from Finnish.


Conceptual Semantics, construction (language), Finnish, linguistics, morphology (language), proverb, semantics, syntax

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