associative field

Polysemy vs. Homonymy: Associative Field Structure and Polysemy Structure

The article deals with the problem of distinguishing between polysemy and homonymy from the point of view of systemic (lexicographical) and psycholinguistic approaches to meaning. The existing methods of interpretation of verbal associations are revised in the light of different views on the representation of polysemy in the mental lexicon. The
author proposes the associative fields analysis method which aims to reveal the semantic structure of a polysemous word in language consciousness.

Pragmatic Elements in the Structure of Associative Fields (a Case Study of Polysemous Words Denoting Short Periods of Time)

The article deals with the associative fields of polysemous stimuli words related to the lexicosemantic group denoting short periods of time. The author attempts to elicit such elements in the associative field structure which point at pragmatic peculiarities of the meanings obtained as a result of metonymic transposition (a time interval → an event filling it).

«No Answer» as an Indicator of the Word Acquisition Degree in Associative Fields

The article studies the interdependence between «no answers» and the process of lexicon formation during school age, based on associative dictionary data.

Time as One of the Event Structure Key Parameters (Based on Russian Verbal Associations)

The article deals with the problem of how a stimulus type influences the direction of giving answers in an associative experiment. Based on the analysis of reactions representing such an event structure component as «Event time and duration», event names are shown to be a specific stimuli type causing reactions which differ from those caused by stimuli of other types.