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Contrastive Cognitive Semantics.

Contrastive Cognitive Semantics. Conceptual structures of everyday lexemes in regional Nigerian languages and Nigerian English in relation to language and social context

Principal Investigator (at the University of Bayreuth): Prof. Dr. Dymitr Ibriszimow, Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmid

Funding institution (contract number): DFG – SFB/FK 560, TP B6

Duration: 1.08.2001 – 30.06.2006

The main aim of the project is to analyse and describe the meanings of everyday lexemes in regional languages and the varieties of English in Nigeria on the basis of a cognitive semantic theory. The project addresses linguistic and conceptual effects of globalisation and is a contribution to descriptive, contrastive, inter-cultural and cognitive linguistics. In addition, it deals with the question whether the methodology of Prototype Theory is suitable for the study of non-Indoeuropean languages.

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