Word Origins - semantics, meaning change over time (Etymology 2 of 2)

Etymology explores the origin of words - the history and development of individual words in a language. It asks a question you're likely familiar with: "where did this word come from?" The last video introduced etymology as a diachronic (historical) method that seeks to recover and build the history of words. It payed special attention to the way sounds change over time, and presented ways scholars trace a word back to its earliest retrievable form (etymon). In this video, I shift the attention to semantics. Like sound change, meaning change is a dynamic process. Consider various types of semantic change (abstract to concrete, general to specific), origins of meaning change (calques, semantic borrowings) and changes that reveal connections between meaning & use (like archaic, poetic & obsolete words). I'll cap it off with the basic conventions you'll want to notice when looking up an etymology, or follow when doing an etymology. I'll also look at common sources of etymologies (dictionaries, popular "folk etymologies" and onomastics). www.nativlang.com/linguistics

TARGET AD 2
2011/07/18 NativLang   Share on Facebook

RELATED VIDEOS

Etymology - sound change, roots & derivation (Etymology 1 of 2)
Play Video

Etymology - sound change, roots & derivation (Etymology 1 of 2)

2011/07/07
Lesson 0 - Etymology the introduction
Play Video

Lesson 0 - Etymology the introduction

2016/06/13
Etymology Documentary
Play Video

Etymology Documentary

2011/02/07
The Etymology of Curse Words by @laniar
Play Video

The Etymology of Curse Words by @laniar

2010/08/15
Learn GRE Vocabulary through Etymology
Play Video

Learn GRE Vocabulary through Etymology

2014/08/13
Etymology: Some History of Proto-Indo-European
Play Video

Etymology: Some History of Proto-Indo-European

2016/11/24
25 Interesting And Somewhat Strange Word Origins
Play Video

25 Interesting And Somewhat Strange Word Origins

2014/05/15
Etymology and Semantics
Play Video

Etymology and Semantics

2012/12/28
Hidden Meanings of Simple Common Words
Play Video

Hidden Meanings of Simple Common Words

2013/02/04
SEM103 - Historical Semantics
Play Video

SEM103 - Historical Semantics

2013/09/09
ETYMOLOGY OF AMERICA - etymology on the go - Best etymology lessons
Play Video

ETYMOLOGY OF AMERICA - etymology on the go - Best etymology lessons

2017/02/18
Origins of English Bible Words
Play Video

Origins of English Bible Words

2009/04/17
What Is Semantics?
Play Video

What Is Semantics?

2012/09/27
English Usage: Vocabulary-1 (Roots/ Etymology)
Play Video

English Usage: Vocabulary-1 (Roots/ Etymology)

2015/09/16
Semantic Shift
Play Video

Semantic Shift

2015/03/11
Ten Words That Shape Your Reality
Play Video

Ten Words That Shape Your Reality

2011/07/10
The History of English in 10 Minutes - Sub ENG
Play Video

The History of English in 10 Minutes - Sub ENG

2012/02/19
Etymology of the  Words ARYAN and ARMENIAN
Play Video

Etymology of the Words ARYAN and ARMENIAN

2012/10/12
what is semantic?
Play Video

what is semantic?

2010/09/10
ETYMOLOGY OF MONEY - etymology on the go - What is the etymology of money?
Play Video

ETYMOLOGY OF MONEY - etymology on the go - What is the etymology of money?

2017/02/21
SEM101 - Word Semantics
Play Video

SEM101 - Word Semantics

2012/09/14
Etymology of "Philosophy"
Play Video

Etymology of "Philosophy"

2016/06/02
History of Linguistics
Play Video

History of Linguistics

2011/04/18
Powered by YouTube

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.