Some semantic aspects of English polysemantic verb

Volume 3, Number 1, 2018, P. 34–38

[ PHILOLOGICAL SCIENCES ]

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Abstract:

The article examines some aspects of perception situations described by the phrasal verb show up. The author proves that this verb can categorize various perceptual events. Their interpretation depends not only on the type of subject and object of perception but also on some spatial and other characteristics. It was found out that polysemy of the analyzed verb is the result of interaction between perceptual and locative components in its semantics.

Keywords:

event, perception, subject, observer, object, verb denoting perceptional events, locative, interpretation

Author:

Ekaterina Yu Kholdeyeva, a Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages Department No 1 for Engineering Fields of Study, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia

For citation:

Kholdeyeva E.Yu. Some semantic aspects of English polysemantic verb // Social Competence. 2018, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 34–38. (In Russian).

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