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Title: Simulating semantic change: A methodological note
Author(s): Gergel, Remus
Kopf-Giammanco, Martin
Puhl, Maike
Editor(s): Beltrama, Andrea
Schwarz, Florian
Papafragou, Anna
Language: English
Title: Experiments in Linguistic Meaning
Volume: 1
Startpage: 184
Endpage: 196
Publisher/Platform: Linguistic Society of America
Year of Publication: 2021
Place of the conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Free key words: diachronic semantics
modal particles
experimental semantics
experimental pragmatics
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The current work discusses the Human Diachronic Simulation Paradigm (HUDSPA), a method to experimentally probe into historical meaning change set up to (i) scan for configurations similar to attested alterations of meaning but in (typically, but not necessarily, related) languages or varieties which did not actualize the change(s) under investigations; (ii) measure the reactions of native speakers in order to ascertain the verisimilitude as well as the particular semantic and pragmatic properties of the items scrutinized. Specifically, the present paper discusses the relative propensity of a particularizer (German eben) to be interpreted with comparatively high confidence as a scalar additive particle such as even and of a concessive item like English though to be interpreted similar to a modal particle along the lines of German doch.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3765/elm.1.4869
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-367453
ISSN: 2694-1791
Date of registration: 11-Jul-2022
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen
Professorship: P - Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel
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