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Encyclopaedic Meaning project
Ideas from cognitive grammar
Base
Domain
Immediate scope
Profile
Scope of predication
Connotation
Denotation
Dictionary meaning
Encyclopaedic meaning
Frame semantics
Frame evocation
Framing
Highlighting
Semantic frame
Mental space theory
Structural semantics
Windowing of attention


Cognitive linguists argue that all linguistic signs not only have dictionary meaning but also encyclopaedic meaning in that linguistic signs, such as words and constructions, evoke systems of additional encyclopaedic knowledge which is required in order to understand the sign in question.

The purpose of this project is to create quality articles relating to this topic and to improving the already existing ones. Ultimately, we seek to offer high-quality informative articles on this issue.

The table to the right lists some of the pages that are involved in the project. The red links indicate that the page has yet to be created. You will also find existing pages that are part of this project in the category called Project encyclopaedic meaning.

You are welcome to add any page having to do with encyclopaedic meaning - existing or created from scratch by you - to the project. All you have to do is add the {{encyclopaedic}}-tag at the top of the article. This automatically places the article in the project category and generates the project table in the article.

The table itself has to be edited manually, in case you want to add the page to it. You do this by editing in the underlying template directly.

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