Here are some brief examples of how “lexical semantics” is understood in various linguistic paradigms and related fields:

Here are some brief examples of how “lexical semantics” is understood in various linguistic paradigms and related fields:

  • Generative Grammar: feature-based analysis, formal semantics, lexical decomposition
  • Cognitive Linguistics: embodiment, image schemas, metaphor, metonymy, mental spaces
  • Construction Grammar: lexical units, constructional meaning, frame semantics
  • Functional Linguistics: semantic categories, prototypes, semantic networks, systemic networks
  • Distributional Semantics: co-occurrence patterns, distributional similarity, word embeddings, neural networks
  • Pragmatics: context, implicature, presupposition, deixis, speech acts, conversational implicature, politeness theory
  • Psycholinguistics: lexical access, semantic memory, lexical ambiguity, lexical processing
  • Computational Linguistics: word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling, information extraction, question answering
  • Anthropological Linguistics: ethnosemantics, lexical fields, cultural models, semantic universals
  • Semiotics: signification, denotation, connotation, symbol, icon, index
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