Polysemes
Polysemy (/pəˈlɪsɨmi/ or /ˈpɒlɨsiːmi/; from Greek: πολυ-, poly-, "many" and σῆμα, sêma, "sign") is the capacity for a sign (e.g., a word, phrase, etc.) or signs to have multiple related meanings (sememes), i.e., a large semantic field. It is usually regarded as distinct from homonymy, in which the multiple meanings of a word may be unconnected or unrelated.
Charles Fillmore and Beryl Atkins’ definition stipulates three elements: (i) the various senses of a polysemous word have a central origin, (ii) the links between these senses form a network, and (iii) understanding the ‘inner’ one contributes to understanding of the ‘outer’ one.
Polysemy is a pivotal concept within disciplines such as media studies and linguistics.

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Polysemy, Polyseme, Polysemes, and…
linguistic terms for words with two or more meanings; usually, multiple meanings of a word or words
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Polysemy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A polyseme is a word or phrase with different, but related senses. Since the test for polysemy is the vague concept of relatedness, judgments of polysemy can be ...
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List of polysemes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a list of common Polysemes. These examples can variously mean a verb to act, a noun for an activity, or nouns for those engaged in the activity, ...
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Polysemes - Education Bug
What are Polysemes? This article will define Polysemes, compare Polysemes with homographs and homonyms, tell you how to identify Polysemes, explain why ...
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polyseme - Wiktionary
English[edit]. Noun[edit]. polyseme (plural Polysemes). (linguistics) A word or phrase that has multiple meanings. Translations[edit]. word/phrase with multiple ...
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How to Differentiate Between Homonyms and Polysemes | eHow
How to Differentiate Between Homonyms and Polysemes. Homonyms and Polysemes are terms for word pairs that sound the same but mean different things .
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Polyseme: Information from Answers.com
Polyseme A word having several or multiple meanings. Many English words have multiple meanings, which are all uses of the same word that have grown apart.
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Words that start with Polysemes - Scrabble Word Finder
Words that start with Polysemes, words starting with Polysemes, words that begin with Polysemes, words beginning with Polysemes, words with the prefix ...
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The Processing and Mental Representation of Polysemes
The Processing and Mental Representation of Polysemes. Andreas Brocher, Jean-Pierre Koenig, and Gail Mauner1. 1State University of New York at Buffalo ...
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polysemes - Acsu Buffalo
The different readings of irregular Polysemes are semantically related but cannot be ... We compared irregular Polysemes with biased and balanced homonyms ...
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Polysemy: Hardback: Yael Ravin - Oxford University Press
Polysemy is a term used in semantic and lexical analysis to describe a word with multiple meanings. The problem is to establish whether its the same word with ...
Polysemy: Paperback: Yael Ravin - Oxford University Press
Polysemy is a term used in semantic and lexical analysis to describe a word with multiple meanings. The problem is to establish whether it's the same word with ...
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Polysemy. Stefan Th. Gries. University of California, Santa Barbara. The study of polysemy is of fundamental importance for any semantic study of language.
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meaning variations with university, department store, city hall etc.) Pustejovsky analyzes the “disambiguation” of polysemy in context as a phenomenon of coer- ...
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Empirical Approaches to Polysemy and Synonymy. Dylan Glynn, University of Leuven & Justyna Robinson, University of Sheffield. Cognitive and Functional ...
Workshop: New issues in polysemy - Centre for the Study of Mind in ...
Jun 11, 2012 ... 10.00-11.10: Ekaterini Klepousniotou (University of Leeds) The psychological reality of linguistic polysemy: Converging evidence from ...
[PDF]Polysemy in the Mental Lexicon - University of Colorado Boulder
Polysemy in the Mental Lexicon. *. Susan Windisch Brown. University of Colorado. The semantic ambiguity of lexical forms is pervasive: Many, if not most, words ...
Polysemy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Describing polysemy: The case of "crawl"". In Leacock, C. Polysemy: Theoretical and computational approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 91–110. p.
New Issues in Polysemy - PhilEvents
Nov 8, 2012 ... New Issues in Polysemy – A Conference or similar with talks by Nicholas Asher ( Université de Toulouse), Robyn Carston (University College ...
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Semantics and pragmatics of English: teaching English as a foreign ...
Semantics and pragmatics of English: teaching English as a foreign ...
Melinda Dooly, 2006
Polysemes A poly seme is word that has several meanings. Some people categorise homonyms and Polysemes as synonyms, however most linguists do not. A homonym will have different meanings that do not have any apparently related ...
Linguistic Categorization
Linguistic Categorization
Roberta Corrigan, Fred Ross Eckman, Michael P. Noonan, 1989
3.2 Syntactic polysemy When a lexical item is detected, it automatically (Swinney 1979) activates each of its Polysemes. These Polysemes are then placed into competition. The polyseme which is supported by the strongest cues wins.
FCS Integrated English First Additional Language L4
FCS Integrated English First Additional Language L4
Bernita Naudé, 2009
Three types of words that are sometimes confusing are homophones, homonyms and Polysemes. The more you know about these words, the better your grasp of the English language will be and the more confidently you can use the language ...
The Hand of the Interpreter: Essays on Meaning After Theory
The Hand of the Interpreter: Essays on Meaning After Theory
G. F. Mitrano, Eric Jarosinski, 2009
Pointedly poly' rather than 'hetero', neither is the polyseme 'homo', distinguished from its cousin the homonym (e.g. 'bark' ... Of the Polysemes, perhaps the queerest is 'touch', a word whose multiple meanings make for particularly interesting ...
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Homonym, Homophone, Heterograph, Heteronym, Polyseme, and Capitonym, Oh My!
In which Rebeca clarifies the meanings of homonyms, homophones, heterographs, heteronyms, Polysemes, and capitonyms.
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Polysemes | Learning Russian
The joys of language learning...
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Polysemes of THE ONE | insighttome
My rebirth
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Polysemes Translation | Professional Language Solutions
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Wijayawati's: Polysemes
Polysemes are words with the same spelling and distinct but related meanings. The distinction between polysemy and homonymy is often subtle and subjective, and not all sources consider polysemous words to be homonyms.
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Search Engine War: Synonyms and Polysemes
New search technologies could see common problems consigned to the past, according to Business Standard. Synonymy - using different words for the same object, in addition to Polysemy - when a word has multiple meanings, cause many problems for search...Synonyms and Polysemes
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terra incognita: Polysemes + Unicorns
www.theoryzoo.com/2009/07/terra-incognita-polysemes-unicorns/
influencefadbz: Polysemes are terms spelled the very same, and from the same exact root, but implemented in different ways for instance a mole a burrowing animal, or simply a
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La hora del té.: Polysemes
Me encantan las palabra polisémicas. Es para ahorrar, tu solo tienes que recordar una y te sirve para muchos significados :-DY eso para nuestro aprendizaje de Ingles es una ventaja.
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