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Corpus Analysis and Lexical Pragmatics: An Overview

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Lexical pragmatics studies the processes by which lexically encoded meanings are modified in use; well-studied examples include lexical narrowing, approximation and metaphorical extension. Relevance theorists have been trying to develop a unitary account on which narrowing, approximation and metaphorical extension are all explained in the same way. While there have been several corpus-based studies of metaphor and a few of hyperbole or approximation, there has been no attempt so far to test the unitary account using corpus data. This paper reports the results of a corpus-based investigation of lexical-pragmatic processes, and discusses the theoretical issues and challenges it raises.

Affiliations: 1: New York College Athens, Greece patriciakolaiti@hotmail.com ; 2: University College London, UK deirdre.wilson@ucl.ac.uk

10.1163/18773109-00602002
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2014-01-01
2018-06-19

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