Re: Word Creation
|Date:||Sunday, May 22, 2005, 4:25|
I recently ran across the following bibliographical references, (in
chapter 11 "Lexical Semantics" of Ray Jackendoff's "Foundations of
Language"), which seem promising for help on this issue; the titles
of the first two sound especially on-point.
Wierzbicka, Anna, 1996, "Semantics: Primes and Universals",
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pustejovsky, James, 1995, "The Generative Lexicon", Cambridge,
Mass.: MIT Press
Wierzbicka, Anna, 1988, "The Semantics of Grammar", Amsterdam: John
Wierzbicka, Anna, 1987, "English Speech Act Verbs: A Semantic
Dictionary", Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press.
Wierzbicka, Anna, 1985, "Lexicography and Conceptual Analysis", Ann
Arbor, Mich.: Karoma.
There are probably some other references that could also help you
build a "conlexicon". If you have time, read all of Subsection
11.8.2 "Building verb meanings" (pp. 364-369) of Section
11.8 "Function-argument structure across semantic fields" of Ray
Jackendoff's "Foundation of Language", and look up and read all of
the footnotes and bibliographical references.
Hope somebody actually gets a chance to look at some of these.
Tom H.C. in OK