System and Corpus - Exploring Connections - Geoff Thompson †

System and Corpus - Exploring Connections - Geoff Thompson †

How to handle lexical semantics in SFL: a corpus study of purposes for using size adjectives

System and Corpus - Exploring Connections - Geoff Thompson †

Serge Sharoff
University of Leeds

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This paper presents an attempt to study uses of size adjectives in English, German and Russian in their relationship to the communicative intentions of the speaker. The paper starts with a list of size adjectives to be studied and problems with their descriptions in existing studies. Then, I will present the systemic network for describing the uses of the size adjectives in texts and the trinocular view on the lexical network: ‘from around’, ‘from above’ and ‘from below’. Finally, I will discuss types of translation equivalence and differences between translations, when uses are described by means of the lexical network.

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Sharoff, Serge. How to handle lexical semantics in SFL: a corpus study of purposes for using size adjectives. System and Corpus - Exploring Connections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 184 - 205 Mar 2006. ISBN 9781845532512. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19148. Date accessed: 12 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19148. Mar 2006

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