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Degrees of synonymity as the basis of a network for German communication verbs in the online reference work "Kommunikationsverben" in OWID

  • This contribution presents the procedure used in the Handbuch deutscher Kommunikationsverben and in its online version Kommunikationsverben in the lexicographical internet portal OWID to divide sets of semantically similar communication verbs into ever smaller sets of ever closer synonyms. Kommunikationsverben describes the meaning of communication verbs on two levels: a lexical level, represented in the dictionary entries and by sets of lexical features, and a conceptual level, represented by different types of situations referred to by specific types of verbs. The procedure starts at the conceptual level of meaning where verbs used to refer to the same specific situation type are grouped together. At the lexical level of meaning, the sets of verbs obtained from the first step are successively divided into smaller sets on the basis of the criteria of (i) identity of lexical meaning, (ii) identity of lexical features, and (iii) identity of contexts of usage. The stepwise procedure applied is shown to result in the creation of a semantic network for communication verbs.

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Author:Kristel Proost, Carolin Müller-SpitzerORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress. The user in focus; 15-19. July 2014, Bolzano/Bozen
Place of publication:Bolzano/Bozen
Editor:Andrea Abel, Chiara Vettori, Natascia Ralli
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2014
Date of Publication (online):2014/10/16
Semantic; access structures; advanced search options; communication verb; conceptual field; speech act verb; synonymity; synonymy
GND Keyword:Computerunterstützte Lexikographie; Semantik; Wörterbuch
First Page:1171
Last Page:1186
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt