Diachronic Semantics

Diachronic Semantics

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  • Paperback | 167 pages
  • 160 x 240mm | 290g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111369
  • 9781588111364

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Geeraerts, Dirk); 2. Metaphorical Divergences in the Evolution of Dutch and Afrikaans (by Dirven, Rene); 3. The Prepositions WITH, MID and AGAIN(ST) in Old and Middle English: A case-study of historical lexical semantics (by Dekeyser, Xavier); 4. Homonymy, Iconicity, and Prototypicality (by Geeraerts, Dirk); 5. Transfer and Prototypicality in Animal and Plant Names (by Callebaut, Bruno); 6. Pronominal Verbs in Old and Modern French, or How prototypes can be restructured on the basis of permanent meaning effects (by Melis, Ludo); 7. Translation as a Witness to Semantic Change (by Hoecke, Willy van); 8. The Role of Semantics in the Development of Historical Linguistics in France (by Desmet, Piet); 9. Abstracts - Resumes - Samenvattingenshow more