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what is a lexical field?

Unread postby scarlet862 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:15 pm

Could you please tell me what a lexical field is?
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Lexical field

Unread postby Rat07 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:20 am

Dear Scarlet,

I response to your question "What is a lexical field?".

According to what i have learned, "Lexical" comes from the word Lexicography.
Lexico = word, graphy = picture.
Lexicography is the collection of words and pictures, serving as dictionary maker. It is a subfield extanded from applied linguistics (AL). If you happen to take teaching training course, you must aware of AL.

I'm not professional. Tell me if i'm wrong!

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Unread postby Fathy » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:44 pm

hi dear scarlet and Rat07

Lexical field or semantic field is the way of organizing related words and expressions into a system which shows their relationship to one another. For example, father, mother, uncle, and aunt,... belong to one lexical field.
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