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DOI: 10.18413/2313-8912-2015-1-4-57-60

THE PROBLEM OF COGNITIVE-SEMANTIC GROUNDS FOR VERBS POLYSEMY IN ENGLISH

In the modern world one of leading tendences in linguistics is cognitive semantics which investigates values of language units as a result of informative people's activity and a way of knowledge representation.For modern linguistics an extremely prominent aspect is the research of typological characteristics of semantic universals. One of the major semantic universals is the regular polysemy and a secondary lexical nomination. In the given article the problem of the cognitive and semantic basis for polysemanticism of verbs in English is considered to be a cognitive and semantic base of polysemanticism as one of the main mental processes that promotes changes and development of word meaning and verbs in particular.

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