Contents: Leila Behrens/Dietmar Zaeffer: Introduction - Dirk Geeraerts: The Theoretical and Descriptive Development of Lexical Semantics - Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt: Lexical Vagueness, Referential Variation and Lexicalization - Ardi Roelofs: Modeling of Lexical Access in Speech Production: A Psycholinguistic Perspective on the Lexicon - Michael Schecker: The Frayed Thread of Associations in Schizophrenics and What It Tells Us about How the Brain Processes Lexical Items - Jürgen Oesterle: Measure Expressions and Lexicon Theory - Dafydd Gibbon: Compositionality in the Inheritance Lexicon: English Nouns - James Pustejovsky: Polysemy and Underspecification.
When something is in focus, light falls on it from different angles. The lexicon can be viewed from different sides. Six views are represented in this volume: a cognitivist view of vagueness and lexicalization, a psycholinguistic view of lexical access in speech production, a patholinguistic view of lexical organization in schizophrenics, and three analyses from different points of view in computational linguistics, which deal with problems of the syntax-semantics interface, compositionality, and systematic polysemy. A metalinguistic initial contribution outlines the historical development of lexical semantics with its complementary, competing and converging strands. The introduction completes this integration of the different facets of research into a wider picture of lexicology.