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date: 27 May 2020

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This chapter describes the development of semantics (with an emphasis on lexical semantics) after structuralist semantics. After an introductory sketch of the main lines of development of post-structuralist semantics, the main part of the chapter is devoted to the two main theoretical trends of late twentieth century and early twenty-first century lexical semantics: neostructuralist approaches on the one hand, cognitive and functional ones on the other. The chapter closes with an overview of contemporary trends, with an emphasis on current corpus-based methodological developments.

Keywords: semantics, word meaning, structuralism, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics

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