Evaluating the Potential of a Large-Scale Polysemy Network as a Model of Plausible Semantic Shifts

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dc.contributor.author Münch, Alla
dc.contributor.author Dellert, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-21T07:27:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-21T07:27:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-04
dc.identifier.other 453550762 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/67206
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-672060 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-8626
dc.description.abstract We present a very large network of crosslinguistic polysemies, and compare the notion of semantic relatedness it encodes to the catalogue of semantic shifts maintained by the Russian Academy of Sciences. We separately evaluate all types of semantic shifts featured in the catalogue, including shifts occurring during semantic evolution, during borrowing, and during morphological derivation. The comparison shows that over one third of the attested semantic shifts take place between close neighbors in the network. This can be considered strong evidence for the usefulness of polysemy networks in modelling most types of lexical change, making them a valuable resource e.g. for semantic reconstruction or future automatization of cognate detection. We also show that the semantic shifts which occur during morphological derivation form a divergent class, and might need to be modelled separately. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.title Evaluating the Potential of a Large-Scale Polysemy Network as a Model of Plausible Semantic Shifts en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal proceed6th-theo-lingustics de_DE


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