publication . Other literature type . Article . 2021

Arrangement classifiers, collocations, and near-synonymy: A corpus-based study with reference to Polish

Damian Herda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Feb 2021
  • Publisher: Unpublished
  • Country: Poland
The aim of this paper is to contrast the near-synonymous Polish classifiers kupa ‘heap’, sterta ‘pile’, and stos ‘stack’, all of which encode upward-oriented arrangements of objects or substances and thus prototypically combine with concrete inanimate nouns, by means of a collocational analysis conducted on naturally-occurring data derived from the Na­tional Corpus of Polish. The results of the empirical investigation point to a tendency for kupa ‘heap’ to combine predominantly with mass nouns denoting amorphous, frequently natural, stuff, whereas sterta ‘pile’ and stos ‘stack’ exhibit a pronounced predilection for count N2-collocates referring to artefacts. In ...
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