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An objective and exhaustive summary of the limits and the possibilities of CA as theory is also available in Lyons (1977:317–335) and Cruse (2004:235–257). 49 Cf. g. Fronzaroli (1969:383); Lyons (1968:429). methodological framework 15 my view, has prevented CA from receiving more wide-spread academic attention and its full potential has therefore not been explored. ”50 Not being “à la mode,” however, does not constitute a pertinent argument against the efficacy of the theory itself, which is likely to work very well, at least in the case of AH.

In my view, this subdivision of QH requires substantial revision. 75 This should by no means be considered as a fixed and exhaustive scheme, nor is it a priori normative. Rather, it aims to providing a preliminary idea of the texts that the researcher is dealing with. In this respect, the system should be flexible enough to adapt itself to the continuous character of linguistic development and to be modified in the light of new textual findings, but also firm enough to provide coherent explanations.

In the case of dead languages and/or sacred texts, prejudices can indeed constitute a serious intellectual and methodological risk which one should constantly seek to avoid. c) To provide a clear and objective way to identify, collect, and analyse both syntagmatic and paradigmatic data determining the semantic values of the analysed lexemes. This is particularly necessary, especially if one aims to work with LFs. e. concrete portions of texts) according to chronological, stylistic, dialectal, and sociological factors.

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