Semantic Changes – the Factors and Consequences of the Word Meaning Process
Keywords:linguistic, non- linguistic, semantic change, word meaning, internal linguistic factors,denotative meaning, non- denotative meaning
AbstractThis paper covers the linguistic and non- linguistic phenomena of semantic changes. This paper aims to deal with the main factors, the nature and the consequences which bring to this semantic change of the word meaning.Using all the time a comparative approach, we have tried to address to four main factors and consequences of this change: internal linguistic factors, historical factors or cultural changes, social factors, psychological factors which can help us to understand the actual meaning of a word, illustrating them with relevant examples from both English and Albanian language.
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