Glasersfeld E. von (1972) Semantic analysis of verbs in terms of conceptual situations. Linguistics 94: 90–106.
Semantic analysis of verbs in terms of conceptual situations.
Linguistics 94: 90–106.
First paragraph: Although investigations of meaning have in the last ten or fifteen years managed to acquire a sort of respectability and are now no longer considered an unforgivable breach of etiquette by professional linguists. There is still a great deal of reluctance to push semantic analysis beyond the boundaries that, for one reason or another, have been accepted by lexicologists in the past. This reluctance is no less noticeable among psycholinguists, psychologists, and philosophers of language, and it would seem that in most instances it is due to a strong and very understandable desire not to become involved in the tricky and treacherous problems of epistemology.