The Cognitive Perspective on the Polysemy of the English Spatial Preposition Over

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This volume investigates the English spatial preposition over and prepositions in general, frequently regarded as function words with little semantic content, and shows that they encode rich and diverse information, both grammatical and semantic. An important research endeavor which the present study undertakes is an examination of whether the meaning of the preposition over is in fact complex enough for the preposition to be treated as a lexical unit rather than merely a functional one. In order to achieve that goal, the ...

The Cognitive Perspective on the Polysemy of the English Spatial Preposition Over 2014, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443860475

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