In the following examples of semantic change, identify and explain the kinds of semantic change involved

Quetsion 1

In the following examples of semantic change, identify and explain the kinds of semantic change involved (widening, narrowing, metonymy, etc.).

1. Spanish cosa ‘thing’ < Latin causa ‘matter, cause, question’
2. Spanish segar ‘to reap (cut grain, grass with a scythe)’ < Latin sec are ‘to cut’
3. Spanish depender ‘to depend’ < Latin d ependere ‘to hang’
4. Spanish cadera ‘hip’ < Latin cathedra (from Greek) ‘seat’
5. Spanish pariente ‘relative’ < Old Spanish pariente ‘parent’
6. English lousy ‘bad’ < ‘infested with lice’
7. English knave ‘scoundrel’ < Old English cnafa ‘boy’
8. English blue ‘baseball umpire’ < the blue shirts that umpires wear
9. English Band-Aid ‘adhesive bandage’ < a brand of adhesive bandages
10. English queen < Proto-Indo-European *gwen- ‘woman

Four-questions-docx

Image preview for”in the following examples of semantic change, identify and explain the kinds of semantic change involved “

In the following examples of semantic change identify and explain the kinds of semantic change involved

APA

667 words

Click the purchase button to get full answer.

Open chat
Hello,
If you need further assistance, please send us a text here