The semasiological structure of Polish myśleć ‘to think’

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The aim of the present chapter is to investigate the semasiological structure of the Polish verb myśleć ‘to think’ relative to the construal imposed by its prefixes. It juxtaposes the results of cognitive linguistic corpus-based introspective analysis with the results of a series of statistical tests of almost 4,000 manually coded example sentences. Multiple cluster analysis employs the techniques presented in Glynn (this volume), hierarchical cluster analysis follows Divjak and Fieller (this volume) and logistic regression is based on Speelman (this volume). The study shows that the do- prefix has a strong preference for clausal, processual complements, while the wy- prefix opts for nominal complements suggesting objectifiable results of the thinking process.


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