The role of pragmatic inferencing in causing semantic change

Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title The role of pragmatic inferencing in causing semantic change
 
Creator Grygiel, Marcin
 
Subject Diachronic semantics; cognitive linguistics; pragmatic negotiation
 
Description Semantic change does not have to be viewed as a linear and historical phenomenon. Meaning is dynamic by its very nature and semantic variability can be primarily traced in synchronic pragmatic processes such as inferencing. The aim of the following study is to illustrate the thesis that without interactionally-induced and cognitively-motivated polysemy one cannot account for the fine-grained step-by-step developments that are attested by detailed analyses of texts and contexts over time. The semantic developments presented here seem to show that semantic change is embedded in larger contextual units such as sentence, text or discourse rather than being lexically-confined. From this perspective, the semantic change itself appears as a multi-directional and pragmatically conditioned meaning configuration.  
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
Date 2016-12-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/AFEL/article/view/AFEL.2016.6.6
10.1344/AFEL.2016.6.6
 
Source Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística; Núm. 6 (2016): Volum 6 (2016): Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística; 115-130
Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística; Núm. 6 (2016): Volum 6 (2016): Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística; 115-130
Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística; Núm. 6 (2016): Volum 6 (2016): Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística; 115-130
 
Language cat
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/AFEL/article/view/AFEL.2016.6.6/20128
 
Rights 1. L'autor/a conserva els drets. Creative CommonsL'autor/a que publica en aquesta revista està d'acord amb els termes següents:L'autor/a conserva els drets d’autoria i atorga a la revista el dret de primera publicació de l’obra.Els textos es difondran amb la Aquesta obra està subjecta a una llicència de Reconeixement 3.0 No adaptada de Creative Commons llicència de Reconeixement de Creative Commons, la qual permet compartir l’obra amb tercers, sempre que en reconeguin l’autoria, la publicació inicial en aquesta revista i les condicions de la llicència.
The authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication.Texts will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work, provided they include an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship, its initial publication in this journal and the terms of the license.
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library