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Cicli lessicali e polisemia nelle nominalizzazioni. Analisi di un corpus italiano

Raffaele Simone, Gioia Insacco

Abstract


The paper aims at proposing a theoretically based interpretation of a typical case of polysemy of deverbal nouns. The pivot notion for this purpose is lexical cycle, the claim that the transition from one meaning to another over time is not accidental at all but follows an ordered path. This path, where metonymy has a significant part, is illustrated and exemplified through an Italian corpus. The prediction entailed by the notion lexical cycle is confirmed by a set of nominalizations, whose semantic expansion respects the cycle. As a side argument, the paper also proposes that the semantic expansions taken into account differ for frequency.

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nominalization; deverbal nouns; polysemy;

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