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Results and Prospects in the Study of Semantic Change: A Review of From Polysemy to Semantic Change (2008)

McConvell, Patrick; Ponsonnet, Maia


The topic of this review article is a volume addressing the relationship between polysemy and semantic change, a relationship which has been important in discussions of semantic theory and method particularly in recent years, and which has the potential to unite synchronic and diachronic approaches. The first part of this article consists of thorough reviews of the fourteen chapters in the volume, entitled From Polysemy to Semantic Change, edited by Martine Vanhove (2008). We review each of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Language Contact
DOI: 10.1163/19552629-006001004


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