Prinzipien des lexikalischen Bedeutungswandels am Beispiel der romanischen Sprachen

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Niemeyer, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 533 pages
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The study lays bare the cross-language principles governing semantic innovation. The theoretical approach builds a) on a semantic/semiotic model integrating conceptual knowledge and language knowledge, and b) the associative principles similarity, contrast and contiguity. On this basis it is possible to chart and typologize the development potentials and the linguistic processes determining meaning change over time. In addition, an entirely new systematization of language-user motives for semantic innovation is advanced and polysemy is discussed as a synchronic representation of meaning change.

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Konventionen und Abkürzungen
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