Semantic Shifts in Turkish Borrowings in Contemporary Language and the Influence of Socio-Linguistic Factors Cover Image

Семантичка помјерања при употреби турцизама у савременом говору и утицај социолингвистичких фактора на њих
Semantic Shifts in Turkish Borrowings in Contemporary Language and the Influence of Socio-Linguistic Factors

Author(s): Daria Šito
Subject(s): Lexis, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, South Slavic Languages, Turkish language
Published by: Institut za jezik
Keywords: socio-linguistics; semantic; Turkish loanwords; Serbo-Croatian lexis; contemporary colloquial expression;

Summary/Abstract: Our intention was to present a short analysis of the semantic shifts in Turkish borrowings in the contemporary colloquial expression influenced by various socio-linguistic factors, and which are not given in Abdulah Škaljić’s book Turkish borrowings in Serbo-Croatian Language. We have come to the conclusion that the majority of the Turkish borrowings have acquired new figurative meanings, and that this is a basic tendency in the semantic changes of these lexemes. Semantic shifts directed towards the larger scopes of meanings are very frequent.

  • Issue Year: 17/1988
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 159-168
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Croatian