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ERIC Number: EJ439702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Putting PUT to Use: Prototype and Metaphorical Extension.
Shirai, Yasuhiro
Issues in Applied Linguistics, v1 n1 p78-97 Jun 1990
The relationship between prototype meanings and frequency of use is investigated with a view to establishing a foundation for the problem of "prototype acquisition." One polysemous basic verb, "put," is used in this study of native speaker discourse, and implications for both prototype theory and the acquisition of polysemy are discussed. (53 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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