언어학연구, Vol.25 no.1 (2020)
인지언어학의 연상개념으로 본 漢語 词义引伸 類型 연구
Polysemy is one of the most common phenomena in all languages. Meaning extension is an important mechanism in Chinese's polysemy. The most important psychological mechanism in the meaning extension is association. Association is the process of thinking. It means that think of another thing from one thing or think of other area from one area. Language is arbitrary. It result from that people who may speak different language has different cultur. Although association is arbitrary, there are rules in it. If these rules do not exist, they will not be available in that society. This paper is based on the study of the existing study about meaning extension system. This study is seeking to supplement existing research. A pattern of meaning extension classify into three kinds. These are meaning extension by resemblance, meaning extension by referential function, meaning extension by logical thinking.