Reanalysis as a Source of Semantic Change

  • Marc Dominicy


The aim of my paper is twofold. First, I want to prove that several semantic changes directly follow from reanalysis of entire sentences. Secondly, I will try to explore the consequences which my hypothesis would entail for psycholinguistics if I made the assumption that children carry out reanalysis during language acquisition.


Semantic Representation Language Acquisition Past Participle Semantic Change Entire Sentence 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Dominicy
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  1. 1.University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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