The covering sense of OVER
|Goal||Specifying semantics of the preposition 'over'|
|Task||Answer some simple questions|
The preposition 'over' has long been studied by linguists since it has some semantic features which pose lots of problems for contemporary theories of polysemy and solving those problems might help realize how semantic networks are organized in the mind of a language speaker.
Having studied most influential studies on the subject matter, we came up with our own experiment design. We found one specific sense of 'over', namely its covering sense, of a particular interest as in most studies it hasn't yet deserved much attention and its semantic peculiarities have not been properly explained. We designed a survey which aims to specify those peculiarities and now we need to find some English speakers who, by taking part in the survey, could help us collect the necessary data for further analysis.
|How to Join||
Participants need to follow the link below and answer the survey questions. The survey form is just a google form, so nothing but internet connection is needed.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
|Tags||Cognition, Language, Linguistics, Meaning, Semantics|
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