Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada
versão On-line ISSN 1984-6398
FARIAS, Virginia Sita. Application of truth-conditional semantics to the writing of definitions in semasiological dictionaries. Rev. bras. linguist. apl. [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.1, pp. 181-204. ISSN 1984-6398. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-63982012000100010.
A theory of the lexicographic definition should be supported by three parameters: (1) a taxonomy of explanatory paraphrases, (2) a syntactic pattern, and (3) a semantic model. This paper deals with the third parameter. The study aims at analyzing the application of truth-conditional semantics to the writing of lexicographic definitions, in order to: (a) evaluate the contributions of this theoretical model to the elucidation of the meaning of lexical units, and (b) determine its limitations in relation to the writing of explanatory paraphrases.
Palavras-chave : Lexicography; Lexicographic definition; Truth-conditional semantics.