Semantic change in the history of Spanish word formation

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Sammelwerk


The article presents a systematic overview of how semantic change came about in the history of Spanish word formation. After a section where genuine semantic change is distinguished from apparent semantic change, the following main mechanisms are identified: irradiation, absorption, paradigmatic realignment, secretion, metaphorical extension, and metonymic switching.
Titel des SammelwerksThe Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology
Herausgeber*innen Antonio Fábregas, Víctor Acedo-Matellán, Grant Armstrong, María Cristina Cuervo and Isabel Pujol Payet
ErscheinungsortAbingdon/New York
Seiten430 - 440
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-33157-3
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021