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Semantic Change: How Words Evolve Over Time

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  • In historical linguistics, it refers to the any change in the meaning(s) of a word through the development of languages over the course of time.
  • Also called semantic shift, lexical change and semantic progression.
  • "Semantic change is not a change in meaning per ...

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Hawk and dove

Semantic shift that have remained popular since the Vietnam War, when (1) hawk came to be used frequently for supporters of the war and (2) dove for its opponents, extending the mea...

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