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Cognitive Linguistics

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Volume 24, Issue 3

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What is a domain? Dimensional structures versus meronomic relations

Peter Gärdenfors / Simone Löhndorf
Published Online: 2013-07-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2013-0017

Abstract

Within cognitive linguistics, the notion of domain is central. In the literature, the notion of domain has been interpreted in an all-encompassing way, which has led to conceptual confusion. The article proposes to distinguish between a more psychologically oriented description of domains based on dimensional structures, on the one hand; and meronomic relations, on the other. It is shown how Langacker's notion of a configurational domain can be analyzed as higher-level dimensional structures. An added benefit of the distinction between dimensional domains and meronomic relations is that it generates a natural account of the difference between metaphors and metonymies.

Keywords: domain; dimension; meronomy; locational domain; configurational domain; feature analysis; integral dimensions; separable dimensions; metaphor; metonymy

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Published Online: 2013-07-27

Published in Print: 2013-07-26


Citation Information: Cognitive Linguistics, ISSN (Online) 1613-3641, ISSN (Print) 0936-5907, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2013-0017.

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