Measuring nominal descriptivity

Using Ultan's theory of descriptivity grading as a starting point, I will attempt to capture this differential utility in terms of [...] criteria of literalness, explicitness and syntactic complexity. I will first briefl
Using Ultan's theory of descriptivity grading as a starting point, I will attempt to capture this differential utility in terms of [...] criteria of literalness, explicitness and syntactic complexity. I will first briefly present his System and investigate some generalizations which he has proposed on the basis of his study of body part terminologies in numerous languages. I will apply his theory to nouns in this and four other semantic domains, in three North American Indian languages. I will test his generalizations and propose some new ones. I will then present an alternative system of descriptivity grading and compare the results of its application with those of Ultan's system. In the final section I will suggest another methodology for quantification. An appendix at the end of the paper lists all of the descriptive lexical items mentioned, graded according to both systems.
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Author:Julius Moshinsky
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-251228
Series (Serial Number):Arbeiten des Kölner Universalien-Projekts : akup (24)
Publisher:Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Linguistik, Universität zu Köln
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of first Publication:1976
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/08/08
SWD-Keyword:Deskriptivität; Indianersprachen; Sprachtypologie
Pagenumber:66
Dewey Decimal Classification:410 Linguistik
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Quantitative Linguistik / Quantitative linguistics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Lexikologie/Etymologie / Lexicology/Etymology
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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