Article published in:From Polysemy to Semantic Change: Towards a typology of lexical semantic associations
Edited by Martine Vanhove
[Studies in Language Companion Series 106] 2008
► pp. 303–315
From semantic change to polysemy: The cases of 'meat/animal' and 'drink'
The present section deals with the semantic affinities of two (groups of) concepts, namely “meat/animal” and “drink”. Though not related, they contrast two different approaches in the domain of semantic parallels: while various data concerning “meat/animal” naturally lead to a historical approach, revealing diachronic changes, the links regarding “drink”, chiefly exemplified in French, show a range of features involved in the semantic field of boire, that explain the diversity of its synchronic use.
Keywords: diachrony, polysemy, semantic change, semantic field, semantic proxemy, semantic shift, synonym
Published online: 21 November 2008
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