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'Fast' and 'Slow' in Typological Perspective
Fundamental and Computational Linguistics
In this study it is analyzed lexemes "fast" and "slow" on the material of Russian, Serbian, Polish, English, French and Kyrgyz languages. The study consists of Introduction, three Chapters, and Conclusion. Introduction contains goals, objectives, hypotheses, as well as the theoretical and practical significance of this study. Chapter I examines the semantic parameters by which the selected lexemes differ, also it is discussed the theoretical basis on which this study was conducted. As a theoretical basis it was used frame approach in lexical typology ([Rakhilina, Reznikova 2013]) developed by Moscow lexico-typological group, as well as approach of Moscow Semantic School (see [Apresyan 1974]). The main research tool under this paradigm is corpus data and questionnaires. The questionnaires were obtained for Serbian and Kyrgyz languages included in the sample. In Chapter II it is analyzed 101 adjectives in the sample, their significance is distinguished, and comments on their compatibility are given. Chapter III contains practical and theoretical results of the study: 12 prototypical situations describing semantic fields fast and slow on the material of 6 languages, and it is given a semantic map of semantic fields fast and slow. Conclusion contains typologically significant results of this study.