ERIC Number: ED202202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Investigation of Verbs of Judging in the Subjective Lexicon in Japanese and English.
Marckworth, M. Lois
Lexical semantics deals with the determination and description of the semantic knowledge or structure embodied in the lexicon. A description of lexical structure focuses on the meaning of a single lexical item in terms of its place in a structure consisting of related lexical items. This study concerns Japanese and English verbs of judging with regard to the formulation of a methodology for the process of making determinations. These verbs are interpersonal relationship verbs in that they reflect a judge's feelings in regard to a defendant's acts. The statistical analysis technique was employed to capture clues to the semantic dimensions of four groups of Japanese and English verbs: one group per language of negative verbs of judging and one group per language of positive verbs of judging. The results are presented in charts depicting the hierarchical cluster structure of the verbs in each set. The meaning similarities between the members of each set are reflected in cohesion scores that define the intensity of the bonding of a term into the hierarchical structure. (JK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, English, English (Second Language), Japanese, Semantics, Statistical Analysis, Verbs
Linguistic Research Inc., P.O. Box 5677, Station L, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6C 4G1 ($10.00 for entire proceedings).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Linguistic Research, Inc., Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers: Hierarchical Cluster Structure; Lexical Semantics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the (Canadian) Western Conference on Linguistics (8th, October 20-21, 1978). In its Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Western Conference on Linguistics, p90-98, 1978.