Re: polysemous concept

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (
Date: Wed Jun 03 1998 - 04:30:30 EDT

Pete Phillips wrote:
> Hence, to use an example from
> my research but one which may cause problems if any one takes it up, the
> Greek lexeme LOGOS refers to a polysemous concept involving ideas, words,
> communication, reasoning, numeracy, philosophy, wisdom......etc.


Could you explain what a polysemous concept is? Sounds like an oxymoron. Are
you arguing that all the different senses that are indicated by symbol LOGOS
in various contexts are all tied together some how? If this is the case then
you and Rolf are closer together than I had previously thought and also very
far away from Louw and Nida and Silva and others who use the "symbol, sense
and referent" model and do not support the word:concept model that Rolf is


Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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