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LINGUIST List 16.1282

Thu Apr 21 2005

Books: Semantics/Pragmatics/Disc Analysis:Traugott,Dasher

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Regularity in Semantic Change: Traugott, Dasher


Message 1: Regularity in Semantic Change: Traugott, Dasher
Date: 21-Apr-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Regularity in Semantic Change: Traugott, Dasher


Title: Regularity in Semantic Change
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 97
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521617918

Author: Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University, California
Author: Richard B. Dasher, Stanford University, California
Paperback: ISBN: 052161791X Pages: 362 Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Abstract:

This new and important study of semantic change examines how new meanings
arise through language use, especially the various ways in which speakers
and writers experiment with uses of words and constructions in the flow of
strategic interaction with addressees. In the last few decades there has
been growing interest in exploring systemicities in semantic change from a
number of perspectives including theories of metaphor, pragmatic
inferencing, and grammaticalization. Like earlier studies, these have for
the most part been based on data taken out of context. This book is the
first detailed examination of semantic change from the perspective of
historical pragmatics and discourse analysis. Drawing on extensive corpus
data from over a thousand years of English and Japanese textual history,
Traugott and Dasher show that most changes in meaning originate in and are
motivated by the associative flow of speech and conceptual metonymy.

1. The framework
2. Prior and current work on semantic change
3. The development of modal verbs
4. The development of adverbials with discourse marker function
5. The development of performative verbs and constructions
6. The development of social deictics
7. Conclusion


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
                            Japanese (JPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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