Similarities and differences in the meaning of the linguistic units in contemporary German and Macedonian

Ivanovska, Biljana and Dimova, Violeta (2010) Similarities and differences in the meaning of the linguistic units in contemporary German and Macedonian. Language Education Today: Between theory and practice. pp. 78-84. ISSN 978-1-4438-1641-0

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the investigations of the theoretical problems of lexicology as well as the differences and similarities in the lexical structure of the linguistic items in the contemporary German and Macedonian languages.The impact on language teaching is clarified,too. In the performed analyses,the concepts,such as ʻʻsemanticʼʼ and ʻʻlexical fieldʼʼ are of significant importance.A semantic field is a set of lexemes in a named conceptual area that interrelate and define each other in specific ways.A general and intuitive description is that words in a semantic field are not synonymous,but are all used to talk about the same general phenomenon.According to the semantic field theory,the meaning of a word is dependent partly on its relation to other words in the same conceptual area.The kinds of semantic fields vary from culture to culture and anthropologists use them to study belief systems and reasoning across cultural groups.The origin of the field theory of semantics is the lexical field theory introduced by Ipsen (1924) and according to him the words are divided into meaningful groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Biljana Ivanovska
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 10:21
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2013 10:21
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/4909

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