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Znaczenie leksykalne rzeczownika a jego funkcja w strukturze semantycznej zdania
Lexical meaning of the noun and its function in the semantic¸structure of sentences

Author(s): Aleksander Kiklewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the relationship between the position of the nominal group in the semantic (propositional) structure of sentences and the word meaning of the base noun. The starting point is an idea about a functional dependence between these two parameters of elementary syntactic units. The method to prove this thesis is a psycholinguistic experiment. An analysis of the experiment results shows that the relationship between semantics and syntax is symmetric-asymmetric in nature: syntactic functions of lexical units are partly programmed in the language system, which determines the stability of verbal communication, and partly these functions are conditioned by language practices and language use situations, which determines its second feature – ergonomics, i.e. adaptation to the environment.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 64-79
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish