Categories in the description of just

Lee D.A. (1991) Categories in the description of just. Lingua, 83 1: 43-66. doi:10.1016/0024-3841(91)90051-6


Author Lee D.A.
Title Categories in the description of just
Journal name Lingua   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0024-3841
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0024-3841(91)90051-6
Volume 83
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 66
Total pages 24
Subject 1203 Design Practice and Management
3310 Linguistics and Language
Abstract The fact that just is associated with a range of meanings (labelled depreciatory, restrictive, specificatory and emphatic in a previous study) raises the question of whether the most appropriate way of describing this situation is in terms of the concept of polysemy. Focus on borderline cases suggests that an alternative model is to be preferred, in which meaning is seen as the product of interaction between a relatively homogeneous just and features of context. These include not only other semantic entities present in the utterance but also a considerable range of pragmatic and cognitive factors involving the interpersonal dimension of the speech event and alternative cognitive models applicable to situations falling within the scope of the adverb. The discussion is relevant to issues concerning discreteness in linguistic description (Langacker 1987) and the nature of linguistic categories (Lakoff 1987).
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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