Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship by Subject "Semantics"
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(Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association & University of Wrocław, 2016-12)Morphemes indicating direction away from the deictic center can signal an unexpected event, without necessarily indicating motion in space: Look what he went and did this time! These surprise readings have puzzled researchers ...
(Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association & University of Wrocław, 2017)Lexical semantics is a notoriously difficult topic, with no consensus yet on the best method for categorization. In his famous Twin Earth thought experiment, Putnam (1975) showed extension by reference can prevail over ...