The Semantic Network of “Gereftan” in Persian Based on Principled Polysemy Model

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor of Linguistics Department, ٍEsfahan University

2 Professor of Linguistics Department, Terhan University

3 Ph.D. Student of General Linguistics, ٍEsfahan University

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the semantics of the Persian verb “gereftan” by providing a transparent picture of its polysemous nature. The data under study are gathered from Farhang-e Bozorg-e Sokhan (The Great Sokhan Dictionary) and analyzed based on Principled Polysemy Model (Tyler & Evans 2001, 2003). To this end, a scheme for its primary sense is first drawn by determining the distinct senses of gereftan; then its other senses derived from this main sense will be systematically analyzed. In short, this study provides the semantic network of gereftan, which will deepen our knowledge about this verb in the contemporary Persian.

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Volume 7, Issue 1
September 2016
Pages 117-136
  • Receive Date: 01 June 2015
  • Revise Date: 23 July 2015
  • Accept Date: 13 September 2015
  • First Publish Date: 21 May 2016