Assumption of meaning

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An assumption of meaning as a technical term from linguistics, especially language contact research, is a semantic transfer , which means that meanings of the contact language are transferred to native words.

In the case of closely related languages, there are a number of semantic adoptions, such as German and English. But there are also meanings taken over in etymologically unrelated languages ​​such as French and German.

For example, in East Belgian German, French words that are also used in standard German have an additional or different meaning that they also have in the source language: "I prefer to write with a French piano" (e.g. Ostbelgien, French clavier "keyboard") ).

Extension of meaning and differentiation of meaning are further phenomena in connection with semantic transfer.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Claudia Maria Riehl: Language contact research. An introduction. 2nd, revised edition. Narr, Tübingen 2009, ISBN 978-3-8233-6469-6 , pp. 97-99.