On the Meaning of Some Verbs in German and Serbian Languages Cover Image

О значењу неких глагола говорења у њемачком и српском језику
On the Meaning of Some Verbs in German and Serbian Languages

Author(s): Kristina Mirnić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Semantics, Comparative Linguistics, South Slavic Languages, Philology, Stylistics
Published by: Филолошки факултет Универзитета у Бањој Луци
Keywords: Verba dicendi; shifts in language; loanwords; semantic adaptation; sememe; style;

Summary/Abstract: Given the fact that every language is subject to various historical trends, spiritual directions, and new social structures, one can assume it is the lexic of any given language that is influenced the most in this respect, by which contacts with other peoples and cultures play a major role. As a direct result of these processes, we witness both the emergence of new lexic and the disappearance of old forms, as well as changes in existing word sets. For that purpose, this paper analyses shifts in meaning and stylistic features of some verbs in the German and Serbian languages.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 218-224
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Serbian