Der Aufbau von Wortfeldern.
In: Lexicology : an international journal on the structure of vocabulary, Vol. 1, No. 2: pp. 219-242
This paper deals with the interplay of feature and prototype theory.
The construction of word fields in early language acquisition is investigated.
Several problems beyond the scope of semantic theory are discussed
to indicate the limits of this study. Data show, however, that
the construction of early word fields in first language acquisition can
be seen with regard to a model of meaning, in which lexical meaning
is represented as the dynamic combination of a prototype and a structured
bundle of features within a word field, in order that individual
and diachronic, regular as well as context-bound variation of meaning