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From vectors to waves and streams : an alternative approach to semantic maps

dc.contributor.authorAndrason, Alexanderen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T07:36:14Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T07:36:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationAndrason, A. 2016. From vectors to waves and streams : an alternative approach to semantic maps. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 45:1-29, doi:10.5774/45-0-211
dc.identifier.issn2223-9936 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1027-3417 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5774/45-0-211
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/100566
dc.descriptionCITATION: Andrason, A. 2016. From vectors to waves and streams : an alternative approach to semantic maps. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 45:1-29, doi:10.5774/45-0-211.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://spil.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThis article designs a method of improving traditional, qualitative semantic maps based on grammaticalisation paths, by including both quantitative data (frequency) and information concerning a gram’s environment (the relation to the other maps). The incorporation of qualitative evidence transforms vectored maps into waves, while the introduction of the contextual factor combines waves organised along the same grammaticalisation template into a stream. The structure of a wave delivers, in turn, the statistical prototypicality of a gram (i.e. the prototypicality that is conditioned by the gram’s own wave), whereas the structure of the stream yields product prototypicality (i.e. the prototypicality that is a combination of the gram’s wave and the other waves of the stream). It is additionally hypothesised that the product prototypicality may be an overt indicator of the psychological perception of the grams by speakers.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://spil.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/211
dc.format.extent29 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of Stellenbosch, Department of General Linguistics
dc.subjectCognitive linguisticsen_ZA
dc.subjectSemantic mapsen_ZA
dc.subjectGrammaticalizationen_ZA
dc.subjectVerbal systemen_ZA
dc.titleFrom vectors to waves and streams : an alternative approach to semantic mapsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
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