The Relevance of Contextualization and the Cognitive Understanding of Semantic Change

Fekete, Tamás (2015) The Relevance of Contextualization and the Cognitive Understanding of Semantic Change Eger Journal of English Studies 2015. (vol. 15.). pp. 23-33. ISSN 2060-9159

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Eger Journal of English Studies XV (2015) 23-33The Relevance of Contextualization and the Cognitive Understanding of Semantic ChangeTamás FeketeUniversity of Pécs0. IntroductionThis paper aims to examine the cognitive approaches to understanding two aspects of language change: semantic change (including semantic narrowing and broadening) and analogy, and the ways in which contextualization during discourse contributes to the emergence of new meanings. The whole investigation is embedded in the framework of cognitive linguistics, in which framework the cognitive processes behind the emergence of new meanings are discussed. The paper is structured in the following way: first, the nature of semantic change and analogical change itself will be described, after which the various cognitive and mental processes (such as conceptual metaphors, embodiment, metonymy, etc.) are detailed, which is followed by an account of the possible role contextualization plays when new meanings are brought about. As a synthesis of semantic change, its cognitive aspects and the role of contextualization, the paper concludes with a synchronic outlook and a survey of changes observable in certain present-day languages, exemplified by cases taken from English and Hungarian.1. The Nature of Semantic Change and Analogy.

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Nyelv: angol
ISSN: 2060-9159
Felhasználó: Olga Fenyvesi
Dátum: 15 Ápr 2019 09:35
Utolsó módosítás: 15 Ápr 2019 09:35
URI: http://publikacio.uni-eszterhazy.hu/id/eprint/3334
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