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Semasiology

 

in the Russian and European tradition, the branch of linguistics concerned with lexical semantics, that is, the meanings of those linguistic units (words and word combinations) that are used to name individual objects and phenomena of reality. In contemporary linguistics, the tasks of semasiology are addressed by the broader discipline of semantics.

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To our mind, however, a comparison of the semasiological profile of JUST and its competitors reveals the presence of differential factors.
9 he mentions as one of the results of modern semasiological research that 'the choice of a kind of introduction conditions the successive development of the text in a cogent manner'.
In Aristotelian terms, technical explanations describe efficient causes acting upon physical and conceptual materials; functional explanations elucidate final causes; and insofar as symbolic motives are a question of choosing the "proper form," semasiological explanations are akin to Aristotle's formal causes.
This metonymic extension was a semasiological process, which was, however, followed at some point by an onomasiological one.
newspaper > paper) (or is it just a case of semasiological change in paper?
Other general themes range from Almut Suerbaum on accessus ad auctores (the beginning of a text is an ideal place for reflections on the author and authorship), Kurt Gartner on MHG terms for the 'author' (an onomasiological, rather than semasiological treatment), anonymity and naming of an author (where Otto Hofler saw the former in terms of heroic poetry conveying collective 'Vorzeitkunde', Ernst Hellgardt stresses more the nature of reception: hearing or reading) to John Flood on the employment of acrostics (conveying the name of an author that might otherwise not be known to us).
These external factors, represented mainly by sociolinguistic aspects, take a leading role in the onomasiological model, and manifestly differentiate it from proposals of a more formal and semasiological character (73).
The example as discrete and discriminate information in semasiological dictionaries of Portuguese.
Instead of the sequential arrangement of the terminological glossary which is structured by conceptual contiguity, recent specialized dictionaries have adopted a semasiological approach.
This pilot study grew out of the project headed by Oskar Reichmann to compile a semasiological Fruhneuhochdeutsches Worterbuch covering the lexicon of the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
Since the aim of this paper is to develop an analysis of lexical nests, we shall primarily focus on the onomasiological aspect of an expression's meaning, although we have to remember that the two approaches to meaning, the semasiological and onomasiological perspectives, are mutually related.
As these studies show, the only serious approach to shame and honour, in Shakespeare or elsewhere, would have to take into account, before the analysis of literary texts is attempted, the semasiological problems posed by these and other related concepts (honour, dishonour, honesty, reputation, shame, embarrassment, or guilt); then, the anthropological, sociological and even psychological implications of their role in a given community, and consequently the characteristics of that community; and finally the philosophical corpus sustaining, throughout history, their relevance and meaning (mainly, but not exclusively, and as I have suggested above, Stoicism and Neo-Stoicism, Christianism, and Humanism).