UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Ad Hoc Concepts, Polysemy and the Lexicon

Carston, R; (2019) Ad Hoc Concepts, Polysemy and the Lexicon. In: Scott, K and Clark, B and Carston, R, (eds.) Relevance, Pragmatics and Interpretation. (pp. 150-162). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

[img] Text
Carston-2019-AdHocConcepts-Polysemy-Lexicon.pdf - Accepted version
Access restricted to UCL open access staff until 1 February 2020.

Download (221kB)

Abstract

Robyn Carston discusses the relevance-based on-line construction of ad hoc concepts (or occasion-specific senses), which she takes to be the source of much semantic polysemy (where words are stored with a cluster of related senses). In an attempt to give a full account of polysemy, one that marries the pragmatics of word meaning with the demands of grammar, Carston advocates a split view of the lexicon, with one part narrowly linguistic and computational, and the other an ever-evolving store of communicational units.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Ad Hoc Concepts, Polysemy and the Lexicon
ISBN-13: 9781108290593
DOI: 10.1017/9781108290593
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108290593.014
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10067575
Downloads since deposit
2Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item