Polysemy and the subjective lexicon: semantic relatedness and the salience of intraword senses.

@article{Durkin1989PolysemyAT,
  title={Polysemy and the subjective lexicon: semantic relatedness and the salience of intraword senses.},
  author={Kay Durkin and Jane Manning},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={577-612}
}
Subjective perceptions of the senses of polysemous English words are collected in questionnaire studies and the effects of variability in semantic distances among these senses are examined in an experiment. In the first of two questionnaire studies, native speakers produce meanings for 175 polysemous words; from their responses, the most frequently produced meaning for each word is identified as its dominant sense. In a second questionnaire, independent subjects rate the semantic relatedness… CONTINUE READING

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