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Books: General Ling/Semantics: Eckardt et al (eds)

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Message 1: Words in Time: Eckardt et al (eds)

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:12:34 -0500 (EST)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Words in Time: Eckardt et al (eds)



Title: Words in Time 
Subtitle: Diachronic Semantics from Different Points of View
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com	
			
Editor: Regine Eckardt
Editor: Klaus von Heusinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany 
Editor: Christoph Schwarze, University of Konstanz, Germany 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110176750, Pages: viii, 415, 
	 Price: Euro 98.00 / approx US$ 108.00
			
Abstract:
			
Meanings of words are constantly changing, and the forces driving this
changes are varied and diverse. Linguistic analyses are usually
concerned with language-internal processes, while investigations of
language-external historical developments tend to disregard linguistic
considerations. It is evident, however, that an investigation of
diachronic semantics will have to consider both sides: a specific
theory of meaning including a proper place for lexical semantics on
the one hand, and incorporate knowledge about the world and the social
and cultural environment of speakers who use language as a tool for
communication on the other.

The collection focuses on meaning change as a topic of
interdisciplinary research. Distinguished scholars in diachronic
semantics, general linguistics, classical philology, philosophy of
language, anthropology and history offer in depth studies of language
internal and external factors of meaning change. This broad range of
perspectives, unprecedented in research publications of recent years,
is a pioneering attempt to mirror the multi-facetted nature of
language as a formal, social, cognitive, cultural and historical
entity. The contributions, each exploring the research issues, methods
and techniques of their particular field, are directed towards a
broader audience of interested readers, thus enhancing
interdisciplinary exchange.

FROM THE CONTENTS:

Introduction: Historical linguistics as a transdisciplinary field of
research REGINE ECKARDT, KLAUS VON HEUSINGER, AND CHRISTOPH SCHWARZE

A. Changing believes, diversifying worlds, and flexible meanings 

Words and concepts in time: Towards diachronic cognitive onomasiology
ANDREAS BLANK (deceased)

The semantic structure of lexical fields: Variation and change DAVID
KRONENFELD AND GABRIELLA RUNDBLAD

khal�fa - A word study 
DAVID J. WASSERSTEIN 

Words in discourse - On the diachronic lexical semantics of discours 
JUDITH MEINSCHAEFER 

B. The meaning of meaning change

Theoretical concepts in flux: Conceptual knowledge and theory change 
HANS ROTT 

Meaning change as character change 
ULRIKE HAAS-SPOHN 

Meaning change in conceptual Montague semantics 
REGINE ECKARDT

C. The force of grammar

Tense in time: The Greek perfect 
EVA-MARIA GER�- AND ARNIM VON STECHOW 

Light verbs in Urdu and grammaticalization 
MIRIAM BUTT AND WILHELM GEUDER 

Bilingualism and linguistic inference in the Slavic-Romance contact
area of Molise (Southern Italy) 
WALTER BREU

Lexical-grammatical variation and development: The use of conjunctions
as discourse markers in everyday spoken 
German SUSANNE G�NTHNER

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