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November 2020. pp. 315-327
The previous studies on English compound words are operated syntactically and semantically, focusing on the headness and semantic relations between English compounds’ constituents.. In Relevance theory, however, the inference of lexical meanings also has the same process as the general communication process. It should be interpreted based on the contextual information. Flexible lexical inference such as narrowing, loosening, and metaphoical extension is necessary to make the inference process efficient. In this paper, the metaphor or metonym is not treated as a separate category but inferential process. The meaning of the constituents and the contextual information are integrated conceptually through the interential process and then finally constructed through the ad hoc concept.
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  • Publisher :The Modern Linguistic Society of Korea
  • Publisher(Ko) :한국현대언어학회
  • Journal Title :The Journal of Studies in Language
  • Journal Title(Ko) :언어연구
  • Volume : 36
  • No :3
  • Pages :315-327