8. Reconsidering Prepositional Polysemy Networks: The Case of OVER
Vyvyan Evans [+]
Vyvyan Evans is Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University and author of numerous books relating to cognitive linguistics. These include How Words Mean, The Structure of Time, The Semantics of English Prepositions (with Andrea Tyler), Cognitive Linguistics (with Melanie Green), and A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics.
In this essay, the authors employ the model of Principled Polysemy in a re-analysis of the preposition 'over' , attempting to provide a methodologically constrained account of the semantics associated with the word.