Search for dissertations about: "semantic change"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 36 swedish dissertations containing the words semantic change.

  1. 1. Triangulating Perspectives on Lexical Replacement From Predictive Statistical Models to Descriptive Color Linguistics

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; semantics; lexical typology; semantic typology; historical linguistics; historical semantics; lexical replacement; lexical change; rate of lexical replacement; color; regression models; Swedish; English; German; Danish; Norwegian; Icelandic; method triangulation; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate lexical replacement processes from several complementary perspectives. It does so through three studies, each with a different scope and time depth. READ MORE

  2. 2. Language contact and structural change An Old Finnish case study

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Merlijn De Smit; Stockholms universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Finnish; historical linguistics; language contact; Whitehead; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Finno-Ugric languages Finnish language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Finsk-ugriska språk Finska språket;

    Abstract : The object of this study is to shed new light on both the influence exerted on Finnish by the Swedish language, and on the mechanisms by which language contact in structural domains takes place. It is argued that syntactic borrowing should be regarded as a subtype of reanalysis and extension rather than as an independent mechanism. READ MORE

  3. 3. Objects in Time : Studies of Persistence in B-time

    University dissertation from Department of Philosophy, Lund University

    Author : Tobias Hansson Wahlberg; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; B-time; three-dimensionalism.; stage theory; tenselessness; persistence; perdurance; mereology; four-dimensionalism; dispositions; endurance; B-theory of time; change; temporary intrinsics;

    Abstract : This thesis is about the conceptualization of persistence of physical, middle-sized objects within the theoretical framework of the revisionary ‘B-theory’ of time. According to the B-theory, time does not flow, but is an extended and inherently directed fourth dimension along which the history of the universe is ‘laid out’ once and for all. READ MORE

  4. 4. Shallow Brooks and Rivers Wide : A Study of Lexical and Semantic Change in English Nouns Denoting Watercourse

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Gabriella Rundblad; Stockholms universitet.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska;

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  5. 5. Choice Blindness: The Incongruence of Intention, Action and Introspection

    University dissertation from Department of Cognitive Science

    Author : Petter Johansson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psykologi; Psychology; Filosofi; Philosophy; latent semantic analysis LSA ; intentional stance; folk psychology; change blindness; verbal report; self-knowledge; extrospection; introspection; action; Choice blindness; intention;

    Abstract : This thesis is an empirical and theoretical exploration of the surprising finding that people often may fail to notice dramatic mismatches between what they want and what they get, a phenomenon my collaborators and I have named choice blindness. The thesis consists of four co-authored papers, dealing with different aspects of the phenomenon. READ MORE