What's the Real Thing?: Paradoxes and Prototypes of an English Adjective
2003 (English)In: ICAME Journal/International Computer Archive of Modern English, ISSN 0801-5775, E-ISSN 1502-5462, Vol. 27, 29-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this preliminary survey of the adjective real, corpus data are used to describe its collocational properties. The meaning of real may seem to vary in a paradoxical manner, in that "real things" are sometimes those that are natural & sometimes those that are unnatural. In an attempt to reconcile its apparent inconsistencies in meaning I make a distinction between how real is used with reference to artifacts & to natural objects. Another distinction is made between whether speakers categorize objects on a prototypical or on a truth-conditional basis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 27, 29-50 p.
Research subject English, Specialization in Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5241Local ID: 348f10b0-6eb5-11dd-8151-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5241DiVA: diva2:978115
Validerad; 2003; 20080820 (andbra)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved