About the project

Current research focuses on the results through observing semantic domains of the adjectives ‘tight’ and ‘thick’ within the framework of lexical typology .
The result of the analysis consists in the list of minimal situations (frames) that show how the domains are presented as individual words in any particular language. For example; ‘tight jeans,’ ‘elastic rope,’ hard button’ etc. These frames form the basis of the semantic map which allow us to visualize the differences and similarities between the languages in the semantic domains for ‘tight’ and ‘thick.’ The map also show which parameters are relevant for lexical contrasting in a particular language.