Aw: Re: [INDOLOGY] Yoga Body, a book by Mark Singleton

Philipp Maas phmaas at ARCOR.DE
Tue Mar 8 17:04:29 UTC 2011

 Dear George,

could it be that your notion of homonymy is heavily based on etymological considerations? Etymology is, however, not the decisive criterion to answer the difficult question of how to define homonymy in contrast to polysemy. This problem is briefly discussed in Hadumod Bußmann: Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft. Zweite, völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage. Stuttgart 1990 (Kröners Taschenausgabe 452), p. 314 a-b, s.v. Homonymie and p. 593 a-b, s.v. Polysemie. (An English translation of this work is available under the title “Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics”.)

With best regards,



Philipp Maas

Universität Wien
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet, und Buddhismuskunde
Bereich Südasienkunde
Uni-Campus AAKH
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