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In Cognitive Linguistics, polysemy is thought of as a categorizing phenomenon; i.e., similar meanings of phrases shape different types centering round a prototype and bearing kinfolk resemblance kinfolk to each other. less than this polysemy = categorization view, the scope of research has been steadily broadened from different types within the lexical and lexico-grammatical area to morphological, syntactic, and phonological different types. The papers during this quantity illustrate the significance of polysemy in describing those quite a few different types. a primary set of papers analyzes the polysemy of such lexical different types as prepositions and scalar debris, and appears on the import of polysemy in frame-based dictionary definitions. A moment set indicates that noun periods, case, and locative prefixes represent significant and polysemous different types. 3 papers, then, concentrate on polysemy from a mental point of view, searching for mental proof of polysemy in lexical different types.

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