ERIC Number: EJ532547
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Linguistic and Language-Specific Aspects of Semantic Prosody.
Language Sciences, v18 n1-2 p153-78 Jan-Apr 1996
Suggests that cognitive semantics is governed by principles similar to prosodies in phonology. Illustrates this claim by words referring to negative states, events, and properties in English and in Polish, arguing that they carry 'negative prosodies' that spread over other lexical items. It is suggested that the semantic prosodies of some triggers exhibit a universal character. (25 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue: Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Volume 1: Meanings and Representations.