By Anders Steinvall

There are various varied color phrases in so much languages of the realm. This research examines how English color phrases are utilized in an in depth computerised textual content corpus. targeting these events whilst a color time period may possibly confer with peripheral nuances or may perhaps evoke meanings which are outdoor the color area, and utilising the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics, the learn demonstrates that occurrences of peripheral meanings may be modelled at the current thought of the color area. 3 different types of utilization are pointed out because the resources of "stretched" meanings: classifying utilization, figurative utilization and marked utilization. the 1st convey similarities and are basically constrained to the main uncomplicated color phrases, whereas the 3rd exhibits that non-basic phrases can be utilized to accomplish markedness effects.

On the root of the styles of utilization that may be validated and the frequency of occurrences, this thesis means that the color class could be analysed as a radial classification, with the main simple phrases forming the centre.

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Based on Langacker 1999:263) Given the structure of the space and the (believed) shared knowledge, the hearer will expect the speaker to stay within the created space unless there is a formal sign of the creation of a new space. If such a sign is missing, the hearer tends to draw on situational and/or wider contextual knowledge to make sense out of what is being said. The shared knowledge of the space and its structure will also guide expectation in terms of level of specificity, an issue which will be readdressed in Chapter 6.

Of these relations, near synonymy and complementation should be familiar to the reader. This is also true of inclusion which corresponds to the linguistic term hyponymy. Coextension, however, has not formerly been described in linguistics. Coextension in the domain of colour is characterised as a relation in which the ranges of two colour terms encompass each other’s focus. One term is dominant and larger, whereas the other is smaller and skewed. 16 Taylor and MacLaury (1995) is a volume which addresses the application of vantage outside the colour domain.

MIND Cognitive categories (concepts) Mental categorisation BODY Structuring principles Perceptual and sensory-motor abilities Physical interaction WORLD Bodily experience Real world objects Figure 2:1 Categorisation in experiential realism 1 For a critical discussion of the employment of image schemata in cognitive linguistics, see Zlatev 1997. 36 Chapter 2 How, then, do we categorise? g. Rosch 1975b, Rosch et al. 1976), have demonstrated that categories are typically graded. The idea of categorical focus in fact started with Berlin and Kay’s (1969) study discussed in Chapter 1.

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