Lexical Change
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Abstract

Lexical change is a type of language change that may consist in a change in the form of a lexeme or in the concept conveyed by a given lexeme, or even in the creation of a new word for a given referent. Lexical change is concerned specifically with the lexeme(s) of a word rather than with its eventual morphemes. Lexical change refers…

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Helena Maquieira, “Lexical Change”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 25 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000213>
First published online: 2013



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