When something is in focus, light falls on it from different angles. The lexicon can be viewed from different sides. Six views are represented in this volume: a cognitivist view of vagueness and lexicalization, a psycholinguistic view of lexical access in speech production, a patholinguistic view of lexical organization in schizophrenics, and three analyses from different points of view in computational linguistics, which deal with problems of the syntax-semantics interface, compositionality, and systematic polysemy. A metalinguistic initial contribution outlines the historical development of lexical semantics with its complementary, competing and converging strands. The introduction completes this integration of the different facets of research into a wider picture of lexicology.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. VIII, 219 pp., num. fig., 4 tab.
Contents: Leila Behrens/Dietmar Zaeffer: Introduction – Dirk Geeraerts: The Theoretical and Descriptive Development
of Lexical Semantics – Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt: Lexical Vagueness, Referential Variation and Lexicalization – Ardi Roelofs:
Modeling of Lexical Access in Speech Production: A Psycholinguistic Perspective on the Lexicon – Michael Schecker: The Frayed
Thread of Associations in Schizophrenics and What It Tells Us about How the Brain Processes Lexical Items – Jürgen Oesterle:
Measure Expressions and Lexicon Theory – Dafydd Gibbon: Compositionality in the Inheritance Lexicon: English Nouns – James
Pustejovsky: Polysemy and Underspecification.