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From semantic change to polysemy. The cases of "meat/animal" and "drink"

Abstract : The present section deals with the semantic affinities of two (groups of) concepts, namely ‘meat/animal' and ‘drink'. Though not related, they contrast two different approaches in the domain of semantic parallels: while various data concerning ‘meat/animal' naturally lead to a historical approach, revealing diachronic changes, the links regarding ‘drink', chiefly exemplified in French, show a range of features involved in the semantic field of boire, that explain the diversity of its synchronic use.
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Pascal Boyeldieu. From semantic change to polysemy. The cases of "meat/animal" and "drink". M. Vanhove. From Polysemy to Semantic Change. Towards a typology of lexical semantic associations, John Benjamins, pp.303-315, 2008, SLCS 106. ⟨halshs-00348132⟩



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