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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


Encyclopaedic meaning is the "indirect", non-referential, additive meaning of a sign pertaining to encyclopaedic knowledge of the world. Often encyclopaedic meaning is central to the understanding of that sign even though it is not traditionally considered to be a linguistic type factor. Encyclopaedic meaning overlaps with the notions of connotation, semantic frame, and several concepts relating to scope of predication.

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  • Haiman, John (1980). "Dictionaries and encyclopaedias". Lingua, 50. 377-88.
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