Assessing Diachronic Meaning Change in the Topographical Vocabulary of Early Irish

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Page542-547
AuthorLiam Mac Mathúna
TitleAssessing Diachronic Meaning Change in the Topographical Vocabulary of Early Irish
AbstractDrawing on a lexical field analysis of the topographical vocabulary of a significant body of Early Irish texts, this paper considers the general evidence for diachronic meaning change. The investigation focuses on a small number of particularly illustrative lexemes (viz. inis and ailén 'island', tulach and cnocc 'hill' and lâr 'ground, floor; middle'), examining the contextual and collocational information in order to identify patterns of transitional usage. In conclusion the paper considers general practical and theoretical implications.
SessionPART 4 - Historical and scholarly lexicography
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@InProceedings{ELX94-061,
author = {Liam Mac Mathúna},
title = {Assessing Diachronic Meaning Change in the Topographical Vocabulary of Early Irish},
pages = {542-547},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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