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Az íz szó és családja
Word taste and its Family

Author(s): Ilona Rajsli
Subject(s): Semantics, Historical Linguistics, Finno-Ugrian studies
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: semantics; the word family of taste; homonymy; polysemy; diachronic examination

Summary/Abstract: The study wishes to form complex diachronic view about the meaning development of the word taste: of the evolution of morphological, semantic issues blocked around it, of the methods of phraseologisation, of the meaning change formed this way, of their course of usage. Furthermore, the paper takes into consideration the lingual features deriving from the homonymous character of the word examined, the opportunities of the correlation between homonymy and polysemy. Between the derivatives of the threefold homonymous word taste, we can find several extinct, respectively tarnished meanings as well, certain derivations only occur as concrete inflected elements. Nowadays this triple homonym − both concerning usage and lexicography − is in fading and one of its meanings is confined to the level of dialects. We present the historical formation of the word family, the structural and semantic changes in the context of the literary records, respectively in a dialectal context.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 87-96
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian